Following a free screening of Michael Radford’s adaptation of 1984 in early April as part of a nationwide eventFilm Comment Editor Nicolas Rapold moderated a panel discussion about present-day doublespeak and dystopia. This week’s episode of the FC podcast presents the conversation, which took place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Using the film’s aesthetics and narrative as a starting point, the panel—featuring critic and curator Ashley Clark; filmmaker Petra Epperlein, director of the Stasi documentary Karl Marx City; and New York Magazine book critic Christian Lorentzen—considers the Trump administration’s manipulations of memory, motifs in modern dystopian literature and film, the role of media in public discourse in the UK and Russia, and how Orwell’s original text resonates in 2017.