Indie Movie Theaters Across the Nation to Protest Donald Trump by Screening the film Adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984
A complete list of participating theaters can be found here.
In response to President Donald Trump’s proposed plan to eliminate humanities agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts, Indie movie theaters across the U.S. will be screening the film adaptation of English author George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, which features the late John Hurt.
On April 4, 2017, this national screening day will take place in more than 85 theaters across 34 states.
“These theaters owners also strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and see any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment,” the statement reads. “Through nationwide participation and strength in numbers, these screenings are intended to galvanize people at the crossroads of cinema and community, and bring us together to foster communication and resistance against current efforts to undermine the most basic tenets of our society.”