Nineteen Eighty Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive

The Hammer Museum and the UCLA Film & Television Archive join theaters across the country for a screening of Nineteen Eighty-Four, Michael Radford’s 1984 adaptation of the novel 1984 by George Orwell. April 4 is the date that Orwell’s protagonist, Winston Smith, begins rebelling against a totalitarian regime by keeping a forbidden diary. The story of a man who takes a stand against an oppressive government–one that attempts to control the bodies and minds of its citizens, manufactures its own facts, and encourages blind conformity–resonates now more than ever.

Shot in bleak tones by Roger Deakins, and featuring John Hurt and Richard Burton in his last film role, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a chilling reminder of what is at stake for a society that systemically undermines basic, inalienable human rights and values. (1984, dir. Michael Radford, 35 mm, 113 min.)

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

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