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Celebrating 70 years since Fahrenheit 451 was published, Ray Bradbury’s work of science fiction imagined a future where all books are outlawed and “firemen” tossed hidden tomes into bonfires. The author’s vision of a world, awash in information but lacking critical thought, depicts a sobering look at humankind while offering hope for a better future.


The history and return to the practice of banning books and our current censorious moment make the subject matter of this classic American novel both timely and ripe for discussion. 

Special book giveaway to the first 25 attendees at each film screening and to the first 50 ticket purchasers for the Oct. 26 event. (Limit one book per person.)

"Fahrenheit 451" (1966 film)

7 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2023

"Fahrenheit 451" (2018 film)

7 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2023

Both screening will take place at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus. See map.

Fahrenheit 451 1966 film poster

(United States, 1966, 105 minutes, color, No rating) Directed by François Truffaut. Starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack.


Truffaut's first color film and his only non-French language film. It was nominated for the Golden Lion, the highest prize, at the 27th Venice International Film Festival.

Fahrenheit 451 2018 film poster

(United States, 2018, 100 minutes, color, TV-14) Directed by Ramin Bahrani. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella, Laura Harrier. 

This American dystopian drama film premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival with praise for the performances and visuals.

"Fahrenheit 451" stage presentation
7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26 — UAlbany Performing Arts Center 
University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave.
See map.
Pre-show talk begins at 7:00 p.m. 


Adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, Literature to Life’s verbatim stage production is performed by Emmy-nominated and Golden Earphone Award-winning Rich Orlow who tells the story from the perspective of the protagonist and seamlessly transitions between the five other primary characters.  

Advance tickets: $15 general public • $10 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff.  

Day of show tickets: $20 general public • $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff.  

Purchase tickets 

Presented in collaboration with the UAlbany Performing Arts Center. Major support provided by the University at Albany Foundation with additional support from University Auxiliary Services.

"Fahrenheit 451" stage presentation
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