Thanks to our current administration, George Orwell's 1984 has re-entered the literary zeitgeist. Sales of the classic 1949 novel about a fictional oppressive regime have increased on Amazon. And on April 4 — the same day the story's protagonist, Winston, writes his first diary entry — United State of Cinema organized screenings at nearly 200 art house theaters across the country, as well as in Canada and Europe, of director Michael Radford's movie adaptation, which was released in 1984, and starred John Hurt and Richard Burton (in his last film role). Tonight, Trepany House hosts a staged reading of the entire novel by an eclectic lineup of actors and musicians, including Kate Micucci, Brendon Small, Ron Lynch, Hunter Jackson, John Ennis, Dana Snyder and Olivia Olson. Proceeds benefit Standing With Standing Rock, which opposes the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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