Tonight at Lorch Hall, the Film & Video Student Association will be hosting a screening of classic film 1984. 1984 is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by George Orwell, which narrated the story of Winston Smith, a man living in a dystopian future in which everything and everyone is subject to extreme censorship and surveillance by the government. 1984 realizes many fears that the public has regarding suppressive political parties and government interference in the lives of the people, and it gives its audience many interesting things to think about, especially during a time when these issues are at the forefront of so many people’s minds.
I read the book 1984 a few years ago, but I have yet to see the movie, so I’m very excited about the screening. The movie was made a long time ago, and the book upon which it is based is even older, but I have a feeling that there will still be plenty of thoughts and ideas in the film that are all too relevant. It will be showing from 9:00 to 11:30 PM tonight at 140 Lorch Hall, and the event will be free to all students.