Three local venues are part of a nationwide event next Tuesday, April 4 to screen a film adaptation of 1984: The Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus, Proctors, and the Tang Museum at Skidmore. Event blurbage:
The date is the day George Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. Orwell's portrait of a government that manufactures its own facts, demands total obedience, and demonizes foreign enemies has never been timelier. The goal of the screenings is to initiate community conversations about how we live at a time when it seems facts and basic human rights are under attack.
All three sites will include some sort of discussion element or accompanying event for the screening. Details are below.
Opalka Gallery - 6 pm - free
"Three professors of the Sage Colleges will participate in a discussion after the film: Dr. Steven A. Leibo, Professor, History and Society, and the Sherman David Spector Professor in the Humanities; Dr. David Salomon, Professor, English; Dr. Harvey Strum, Professor, History and Public Affairs and Public Policy Director."
Proctors - 7 pm - $5
"[S]creening will be introduced by Daily Gazette columnist Sara Foss, speaking on the value of a free and independent press."
"Guilderland Huddle Action Project will present a Capital Region Action Fair, 5-9 p.m. in the Wright Family Atrium, featuring representatives from: Albany Chapter of Democratic Socialists of America, The League of Women Voters, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus, Sierra Club, Albany Social Justice Center, Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration, Capital Region Chapter ACLU, Citizen Action of New York, Capital District Coalition Against Islamophobia, The Center for Community Justice, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, YWCA of NorthEastern NY, American Association of University Women, Pride Center of the Capital Region, In Our Own Voices, Safe Kind Inclusive Networking, Schenectady Inner City Ministry, The Open Door Bookstore, Electric City Food Co-op."
The Tang - 6:30 pm - free
"A discussion follows the screening with Skidmore College faculty members: Dr. Pushkala Prasad, Zankel Chair and Professor of Management & Business; Dr. Ron Seyb, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Student Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Political Science; and Dr. Tim Wientzen, Assistant Professor of English. The novel 1984 and other books will be available at the Tang Museum Store's Dystopian Book Sale, which runs from March 28 through April 4."
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