Skip to comments.Indie Theaters Get Ready for '1984' Trump Protest Screenings
Posted on 03/24/2017 6:10:12 AM PDT by C19fan
"When you think about threats to democracy, threats to personal liberty, '1984' is one of those key texts that you refer to," said UCLA Film and Television Archive programmer Paul Malcolm. On April 4, independent theaters across the country will screen 1984, the dystopian drama based on the best-selling 1949 novel by British author George Orwell.
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I find it amazing that the liberal mind embraces Big Government.
1984....that was the year Reagan carried 49 states, wasn’t it?
Will the mindless libs will recognize themselves...I kinda doubt it.
These people are delusional...true believers (Hoffer).
Liberals are so stupid. Orwell wrote this, and Animal Farm, as warnings about SOCIALISM and Communism, not Conservatism.
Wow. Trump embraces individual liberty, privacy, property rights, free enterprise and small government more than any president we may ever have seen.
Poor, unemployed or government-employed safety-school materialist communist statists, desperately scanning their old copies of 1984 (still at Mom and Dad’s house... Found it!) for relevant quotes to use as memes.
Maybe it’s time to move back in with Mom and Dad.
They’re self-identifying with the underdog/oppressed character played by John Hurt in “1984”.
They’re overlooking the fact that they are emulating the despotic oppressor character played by John Hurt in the very similar “V for Vendetta”.
They’re oblivious to the core message in “1984”:
“We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us: so long as he resists us we never destroy him. We convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him. We burn all evil and all illusion out of him; we bring him over to our side, not in appearance, but genuinely, heart and soul. We make him one of ourselves before we kill him.”
To wit: thinking they were rebels, they became the evil they thought they opposed.
Socialist Orwell was chagrined that ‘1984’ was understood to bash socialism generally rather than Leninist-Stalinism specifically as he intended.
Political conservatism as in ‘for God and country’ wasn’t even in Orwell’s mindset.
Maybe, just maybe, some will come out of the showings having discovered the message of _1984_.
I hope the viewers pay special attention to the moment of hate part, then look at themselves.
Agree. We are slowly finding out the aspects of Big Brother in the Obama Admin. And they are pretending that Trump is Big Brother. Leftists embarrass themselves with their ignorance and blind loyalty to their ‘leaders’.
Will they even recognize the irony between the book/movie and their own worldviews?
It’s OK, after the movie they are doing a Public Reading of “Das Capital” to bring the Students back to reality.
“Indie Theaters”, i.e. Echo chambers.
But do not mention that Obama’s Ministry of Love had cranked up the telescreen system to spy on his opponents.
Indie Theaters = run as nonprofits as few people would pay to view the crap they show.
TRUMP IS ON THE SCREEN! TWO MINUTE HATE! TWO MINUTE HATE!
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