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Film showing: Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

When Jan 09, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
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Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Come to Decorah Public Library Thurs. Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. to see the 1966 film based on Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451.

Sixty years after its original publication, Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before.

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

Decorah Public Library, Decorah Community Schools, Dragonfly Books, Upstart Crow Theatreworks, and the Preus Library at Luther College are joining forces with Tanya Gertz and the Luther College Center Stage Series to promote community discussions about “Fahrenheit 451” between now and February 2014.

On February 21, 2014 the Aquila Theatre will be presenting Fahrenheit 451 as part of the Luther College Center Stage Series. With its skill at creating innovative and modern productions of great works of literature, the Aquila Theatre uses a minimal set and high-caliber performers to breathe new life into this visionary parable of a society gone awry.

Fifteen copies of the book are available for check out at the Decorah Public Library. Books were donated by Dragonfly Books of Decorah. Call the Library at 382-3717 for more information or to reserve books for a book discussion group.