Nineteen Eighty-Four

1984 by Ruth LevisOriginal poster design // Ruth Levis
Prints // buy

Winston Smith (John Hurt) endures a squalid existence in the brutal totalitarian state of Oceania. Employed by the Ministry of Truth to re-write history in order to reflect the latest party line, his every move and word is monitored by the omnipotent Big Brother. When he begins an illegal love affair with Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) though, he commits the crime of independent thought – and Big Brother moves quickly and ruthlessly to restore conformity…

Michael Radford, UK 1984, 110mins, certificate 15

“This 1984 is not an easy film to watch, but it exerts a fascination that demands attention even as you want to turn away from it”
-New York Times

“The 1954 film version of Orwell’s novel turned it into a cautionary, simplistic science fiction tale. This version penetrates much more deeply into the novel’s heart of darkness”
-Roger Ebert

“Director Michael Radford successfully translated Orwell’s vision of the future in his adaptation of 1984…it made no attempt to update the descriptions in the book, and the result was a movie that managed to retain the bleak, post-war atmosphere of its source”
-Den of Geek

Where: The Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, Dalston, N1 4BL
When: 8:00pm, Wednesday 11th June 2014
Tickets: £5 door, £4 advance via The Space Merchants

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