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Special edition of Climate Change Café to screen ‘1984’

The Climate Café is a project of Post Oil Solutions that convenes the 4th Tuesday of most months. For further information, contact Tim Stevenson at bereal@vermontel.net or 802-869-2141.

BRATTLEBORO—A special edition of the Climate Change Café will screen the film 1984 on Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at Marlboro Grad Center, Room 2 East, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro.

As always, the event is free, and light refreshments will be available. Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly encouraged.

A conversation will follow the film to discuss the parallels seen in 1984 with the present time, and what can be done about them.

On April 4, 1984, the fictional hero of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 begins the taboo practice of keeping a diary. “Down with Big Brother,” Winston Smith writes over and over.

On April 4, 2017, to commemorate the first day of Winston’s rebellion, almost 160 movie theaters across the country — in 148 cities, and in 42 states, plus four locations in Canada — will participate collectively in a national screening of 1984, starring the late John Hurt and Richard Burton.

The purpose of the screening is to initiate an important conversation at a time “when the existence of facts and basic human rights are under attack,” according to a news release.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #401 (Wednesday, March 29, 2017).

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