|Fri 18th Aug:||9:00pm|
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George Orwell’s timely classic returns to the big screen for a rare screening!
In a dystopian 1984, Winston Smith (John Hurt) endures a squalid existence in the totalitarian state of Oceania, which suffers under the constant surveillance of the ‘Thought Police’. His role in the Party is to work in a small cubicle at the Ministry of Truth and rewrite history in accordance with the dictates of the Party and its supreme leader Big Brother. But Winston secretly chafes against his routine and place in society. Unbeknownst to the Party, he regularlly writes down private thoughts in a diary, an action that makes him guilty of ‘thoughtcrime’.
Smith meets a fellow worker named Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) and the two began an unsanctioned (i.e. illegal) affair. With the threat of Thought Police raids ever-present, the two lovers attempt to live out their lives in secret, and deserved, freedom.