For Cinema Day 2016 the Black Box presents DOUBLETHINK, a George Orwell double bill featuring Animal Farm (Halas & Batchelor 1954) and 1984 (Michael Radford, 1984).
Animal Farm – Screening at 5pm
Four legs good, two legs bad! As a celebrated animation feature film Animal Farm was the first full-length cartoon made in the UK and captures the true spirit of George Orwell’s satirical masterpiece on which it was based. Halas & Batchelor is recognised as one of the country’s most influential producers of animated films since it was established in 1940. The studio is credited for pioneering new styles and techniques and the unique ability to create longer animated work for an adult audience. Animal Farm follows a successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals, although things soon go horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves where some animals become more equal than others.
1984 – Screening at 7pm
Welcome to the bleak world of Oceania, a place where s
trawberry jam is contraband, free thought is thoughtcrime and Big Brother is always watching. After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states; Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. London is a city in Oceania under the oppressive regime of the Party. Winston Smith works as a clerk in the records department of the Ministry of Truth, where his job is to rewrite historical documents so they match the constantly changing current party line. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston dares to express his thoughts in a diary and pursues a relationship wi
th Julia. These criminal deeds bring Winston into the eye of the opposition, who then must reform the nonconformist.
Sit back, drink ‘Victory Gin’ and enjoy Michael Radford’s award winning adaption of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Tickets are £5 per screening or £8 for both.