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Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

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WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 8.30PM Channel 010

A dazzling, high-tech thriller that infuses Ray Bradbury’s classic novel of the same name with a decidedly 21st Century sensibility.

HBO Films presentation of Fahrenheit 451 depicts an American future where the media is an opiate, internet bots control everyday routines, history is truncated or rewritten, and brigades of celebrity "firemen" engage in televised search-and-destroy missions to burn books and bring their shamed owners to justice.

Within this paranoid world, a zealous fireman (Michael B. Jordan) who’s being groomed to replace his longtime captain (Michael Shannon) begins to question long-held assumptions about the practice of torching books and other “graffiti” that leaders say caused widespread dissent and, as a result, a “Second Civil War” where millions perished. After meeting a young informant who’s on probation for supporting those who value literature and history, the fireman makes a dangerous decision to assist a group of underground “Eels” who have a bold plan for preserving the contents of thousands of classic books, arts and culture – if they can outwit the all-seeing forces intent on destroying them.

Starring Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther), Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service).

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20 AT 8.30PM

ENCORES FRIDAY JUNE 22 AT 6.45PM