Fahrenheit 451 (1966, 112 min.). Truffaut tackles the science-fiction genre in his only English-language film. The film depicts a society in which books are forbidden. The fire department’s mission is to find hidden book stashes, douse them with gasoline, and set them on fire. Oskar Werner plays a fireman named Montag, whose exposure to David Copperfield wakens an instinct toward reading and individual thought. In an intriguing casting flourish, Julie Christie plays two roles: Montag’s bored, drugged-up wife and the woman who helps kindle the spark of rebellion.

The Films of François Truffaut

Fahrenheit 451

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5:30 pm - 7:20 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
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