Theatres to screen Orwell’s 1984 to protest Trump
Toronto, Canada – Nearly 200 theatres worldwide
will simultaneously screen the film version of George Orwell’s dystopian
classic, 1984, on Tuesday to protest US President Donald Trump.
The idea, which is being called “National Screening Day”, is the
brainchild of Dylan Skolnick, co-director of the Cinema Arts Centre on
Long Island, New York, and Adam Birnbaum, director of film programming
at the Avon Theatre Film Centre in Connecticut.