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Fehrenheit 451
Date Wednesday August 23
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland
between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.net
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorDavid
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-393-5685
FEHRENHEIT 451
Presented by David Oertel
The Fellowship of Humanity
510-393-5685

Based on the 1960 novel by author Ray Bradbury, this insightful film explores the fears of the Cold War that permeated our society for forty years. It is a well-crafted political message, teaching us about the importance of intellectual freedom. It presents us with an oppressive future society, perhaps ours, in which reading is considered a crime. Books are burned, readers are disappeared, and their property is destroyed. The hero in the film is a book burner who is convinced to read a book. Then he secretly reads all kinds of books and turns against society. This future society is brought to life by the visionary French director Francois Truffaut who portrays it as frighteningly real, with a multitude of fascistic references and communist undertones. In spite of the age of this 1966 film, and the world of the Cold War that dates it, it is still a very impressive piece of film history.

Before and after the film, everyone’s invited to indulge in our Humanist Coffee House

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jul 27th, 2006 4:15 PM
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