Two hundred art house cinemas across the United States are screening an adaption of 1984 on Tuesday in protest against Donald Trump’s administration.
The United State of Cinema website says George Orwell’s dystopian fiction has “never been timelier”.
Sales of the novel went up 9,500% after Mr Trump’s inauguration.
Organisers say the national screening day is a stand against the “simple truth that there are no such things as ‘alternative facts'”.
It says: “By doing what they do best – showing a movie – the goal is that cinemas can initiate a much-needed community conversation at a time when the existence of facts, and basic human rights are under attack.”
The term “alternative facts” was coined by Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway to explain discrepancies between accounts of crowd sizes at the presidential inauguration.
A key part of Orwell’s book is the way that the government warps reality for its citizens.
The novel begins…
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