1984 - A Fundraiser for The ACLU & The SPLC

  • The Sentient Bean 13 East Park Avenue Savannah, GA, 31401 United States

A very special screening of the 1954 BBC Telecast of George Orwell's 1984, featuring Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasance and Yvonne Mitchell. Proceeds benefit the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

#Aggressively Civil + the PFS of SAV present GEORGE ORWELL'S 1984 - Proceeds Benefit the ACLU & the SPLC

For one-show only, #AGGRESSIVELY CIVIL and the PSYCHOTRONIC FILM SOCIETY of SAVANNAH present the little-known 1954 adaptation of George Orwell's classic anti-authoritarian sci-fi novel, 1984.

This B&W version was scripted by the legendary British screenwriter NIGEL KNEALE (creator of the QUATERMASS saga, among other things), has never been released or shown in the USA and is essentially unknown outside of the U.K. It caused such a stir when first broadcast by the BBC that it was denounced by five Members of the British Parliament as being too disturbing and provocative to be seen by the public.

This rare archival recording is one of the earliest British TV broadcasts saved for posterity, and is considered one of the most important British programs of all time.

We are showing 1984 because of the frightening parallels between its horrific vision of the future, and the ugly societal division which has become today's reality in the USA. It is a timely and cautionary tale.

Don't miss this opportunity to see it on the big screen!

100% of proceeds benefit #AGGRESSIVELY CIVIL, a new non-profit which was formed specifically to raise money for two worthwhile non-profit legal organizations: the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center).

Both are the finest groups in the country at what they do: fighting fiercely in the courts on behalf of Americas downtrodden, whose civil rights have been abused - and identifying and monitoring this country's most dangerous and insidious hate groups and militant, homegrown terrorist organizations.

Together, they are at the forefront of the battle against the intolerance, intimidation and ignorance which has sadly come to typify the the American Right Wing, and the fascist leanings and tendencies of the current presidential administration.

ABOUT #AGGRESSIVELY CIVIL:
Aggressively Civil is a progressive, inclusive activist organization which aims to make taking part in resistance against the regressive and Anti-American policies of the current administration and its supporters A) easy, B) infectious, C) inexpensive and D) lighthearted - for the widest variety of people possible. The goal is Strength and Solidarity Through Culture and Community.

ABOUT THE PFS OF SAV:
The Psychotronic Film Society is the area's longest-running and most award-winning Indie Cinema organization. For the past 14 years, they have continually presented public screenings of overlooked, underappreciated and critically acclaimed feature films from around the world at a variety of unique venues in Savannah, Ga.

**** THERE WILL ALSO BE A RAFFLE JUST BEFORE THE FILM FOR COOL AND VALUABLE PRIZES, SO BRING SOME EXTRA CASH FOR RAFFLE TIX...

Seating is limited, so charge your movie tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment...

NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU: They will be held under your name at the door on the day of the event.

REMEMBER: YOU MUST SHOW PROPER ID THAT MATCHES THE NAME ON THE ORDER FOR US TO RELEASE YOUR TICKETS TO YOU. THIS IS FOR YOUR SECURITY AND PROTECTION.

So, if you are buying Tickets for someone else as a gift, understand that we CANNOT release them to your friends. You would have to come that night and pick them up yourself, and then hand them personally to your guests.

THIS SPECIAL EVENT IS GENEROUSLY CO-SPONSORED BY CONNECT SAVANNAH AND THE BOOK LADY BOOKSTORE.

We look forward to seeing you at 1984, and thank you for supporting the Resistance!

~ Aggressively Civil & The Psychotronic Film Society