Third Thursday Film Series presents “Fahrenheit 451” on Oct. 18
Fitchburg State University and the Fitchburg Public Library continue their Third Thursday Film Series with Fahrenheit 451, an acclaimed 1966 science fiction film drama by French New Wave director François Truffaut, starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, and Cyril Cusack. The screening and discussion will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Fitchburg Public Library, 610 Main St.
Based upon the 1953 dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury, the story concerns a future society where books are banned and firemen burn any house that contains them. The story's protagonist, Guy Montag, is a fireman who after a chance encounter begins to question his existence and wonder what's inside the books he burns. What he finds will change his outlook and his life. This film is a classic critique of censorship and the media as well as a visually stunning image of a possible future. This film will be hosted by Dr. Daniel Sarefield of Fitchburg State’s Department of Economics, History, and Political Science, who is an authority on the history of censorship and book burning.