Banned Books on Film: 1984

This movie adaptation of George Orwell's eerie, dystopian tale -- filmed during the year for which it's named -- follows the "reeducation" of two people who break the law in a totalitarian state by falling in love while Big Brother is watching.

“John Hurt with his scrawny body and lined and weary face, makes the perfect Winston Smith; and Richard Burton, looking so old and weary in this film that it is little wonder he died soon after finishing it, is the immensely cynical O'Brien, who feels close to people only while he is torturing them. Suzanna Hamilton is Julia, a fierce little war orphan whose rebellion is basically inspired by her hungers. … Brilliant. 3.5 stars!” – Roger Ebert.

Runtime:  113 min. Rated R for nudity and sex. Watch trailer here.

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Cost: $7. Buy Tickets Online or on the night of the show at the entrance to Whiteman Hall.

 

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