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Linda Hall Library Film Series – Fahrenheit 451
January 13, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fahrenheit 451 (1966, 112 minutes, Not Rated)
Based on the famous book by Ray Bradbury, this film portrays a future society where books and reading are forbidden and “firemen” are charged with the responsibility of setting and maintaining fires at the 451 degrees necessary to burn paper. One of the most adept of these firemen, Montag (Oskar Werner), decides to keep a book for himself, and in doing so, finds himself torn between the desire to adhere to his orders and the urge to defy the controlling government and join the opposing underground society. Directed by Francois Truffaut.
The film will be screened at the UMKC Student Union Theater. A 30-minute audience discussion and Q&A will follow the screening.
The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.
February 10: Concussion (2015)
March 9: Madam Curie (1943)
April 13: Apollo 13 (1995)
This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.