1984 – United State of Cinema // Akron

1984 – United State of Cinema // Akron

Director: Michael Radford
Running Time: 113 minutes


This film had its final screening at The Nightlight on April 4, 2017.

On April 4th, the same day that Orwell's novel opens on protagonist Winston Smith jotting down thoughts in a forbidden diary, more than 90 art house movie theaters (89 in the U.S. and one in Canada) will each screen the cinematic adaptation of 1984 from the year 1984, starring John Hurt. And The Nightlight Cinema is on that list.

We're joining in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of "The United State of Cinema," who've made the following statement:

Less than one month into the new presidential administration, theater owners collectively believe the clock is already striking thirteen. Orwell's portrait of a government that manufactures their own facts, demands total obedience, and demonizes foreign enemies, has never been timelier. The endeavor encourages theaters to take a stand for our most basic values: freedom of speech, respect for our fellow human beings, and the simple truth that there are no such things as 'alternative facts.'