Bookmans brings ‘Big Brother’ to Banned Books on Film series
When George Orwell’s novel, 1984, was first published in 1949, the story was set 35 years into the future. Now the year 1984 is 29 years in our past and it’s been 64 years since the book was first released. But in today’s world with the government eavesdropping on our emails and wire-tapping our telephone lines, Orwell’s dystopian tale about “Big Brother” and governmental control of our lives is as timely as ever. (Wait! Are they reading this…?)
If you are willing to risk being apprehended by the Thought Police, you can attend Bookmans’ presentation of the 1984 film version of ‘1984’ during the First-Friday festivities at the Phoenix Art Museum, May 3, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
The screening is part of the Bookmans’ Banned Books on Film series which showcases book to film adaptations that are based on controversial literary works with a history of being banned and/or censored.