YBCA, Balboa Theatre to screen '1984' for free as part of national protest

April Fools are we? 33 years after release 1984 is being re-released!

YBCA, Balboa Theatre to screen '1984' for free as part of national protest

Updated 2:10 pm, Saturday, April 1, 2017

On April 4, independent theaters across the country will screen 1984. The dystopian drama is based on the best-selling 1949 novel by British author George Orwell. In a coordinated effort by the Art House Convergence and United State of Cinema organizations, over 90 theaters have agreed to screen the film.

On Tuesday, it will be "1984" again in movie theaters across the country.

About 190 art-house theaters have banded together to show the 1984 big-screen adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece as a pointed comment on the presidency of Donald Trump, whose "alternative facts" administration has already sent "1984" back up the bestseller lists.

"It's what's in the air. People want to do something," says Dylan Skolnick, an organizer of the event and co-director of the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York. "This started with a conversation about: 'We need to do something. Well, what do we do? We show movies.' So the obvious answer was: We should show a movie."

Cinemas around the country are increasingly programming with political protest in mind, playing movies that have newfound resonance for those who disagree with the policies of the Republican president. In May, some 60 theaters are planning to screen films from the predominantly Muslim nations targeted by Trump's proposed travel ban. That initiative has been dubbed the Seventh Art Stand and billed as "an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia."

Cinemas, particularly independent ones, are places to gather and connect, and they are finding under Trump a renewed sense of mission that goes beyond the usual arguments for the big-screen experience over streaming.

More here: SFGate

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Can't remember where I read it, but the cia or fbi bought the book from the wife after George Orwell (pen name) died, cia/fbi changed the ending. Another way to suck people into paying for a movie and brainwashing them. 

Interesting. This re-release will be a free screening.

Kim Jong turns 33 twice. (relevant info in the first few mins)

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