When: Tue., April 4, 7:15 p.m. 2017
In this era of “alternative facts,” George Orwell’s 1984 proves its chilling relevance on what seems like a daily basis. Orwell’s 1949 novel, along with Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, formed the blueprint for all dystopian fiction that followed, creating a neutered, totalitarian society where free thought and expression are grounds for termination. Because of the novel’s renewed topicality, its most famous big-screen adaptation — originally released in its titular year and starring the late John Hurt — is being shown at the Garland on April 4 (the novel’s action actually begins on that date). It’s one of at least 140 screenings of the film occurring around the country, and a dollar from each ticket will be donated to Spokane’s Planned Parenthood facility.