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Fahrenheit 451: Three Events

  • Dates: 10/13/2023, 10/20/2023, 10/26/2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM
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    Celebrating 70 years since it was published, Ray Bradbury’s work of science fiction imagined a future where all books are outlawed and “firemen” toss hidden tomes into bonfires. The author’s vision of a world, awash in information but lacking critical thought, depicts a sobering look at humankind while offering hope for a better future. The history and return to the practice of banning books and our current censorious moment make the subject matter of this classic American novel both timely and ripe for discussion.

    Special book giveaway to the first 25 attendees at each film screening and to the first 50 ticket purchasers for 10/26. 


    October 13 (Friday)

    FAHRENHEIT 451 (1966)

    Screening — 7:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

    (United States, 1966, 105 minutes, color, No rating)

    Directed by François Truffaut. Starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack.

    This British dystopian drama film was Truffaut's first color film and his only non-French language film. It was nominated for the Golden Lion, the highest prize, at the 27th Venice International Film Festival. More information: https://www.albany.edu/pac/news/2023-fahrenheit-451-screening-1966-film-oct-13-page-hall


    October 20 (Friday)

    FAHRENHEIT 451 (2018)

    Screening — 7:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus

    (United States, 2018, 100 minutes, color, TV-14)

    Directed by Ramin Bahrani. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, Laura Harrier. 

    This terrifying vision of the American future premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival with praise for the performances and visuals. More information:




    October 26 (Thursday)

    7:30 p.m. — Stage Presentation, UAlbany Performing Arts Center

    Pre-show talk begins at 7:00 p.m.

    Advance tickets: $15 general public • $10 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff.  

    Day of show tickets: $20 general public • $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff.  

    For tickets, visit www.albany.edu/pac/tickets

    Adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, Literature to Life’s verbatim stage production is performed by Rich Orlow who tells the story from the perspective of the protagonist and seamlessly transitions between the five other primary characters.  

    Presented in collaboration with the UAlbany Performing Arts Center. Major support provided by the University at Albany Foundation with additional support from the Alumni Association and University Auxiliary Services.

    More information: https://www.albany.edu/pac/news/2023-fahrenheit-451-stage-adaptation-oct-26

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