Night of the Living Dead
Director: George A. Romero Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR
Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Judith Ridley, Keith Wayne, Marilyn Eastman
NOTE: This is a live music event creating a new film score for Night of the Living Dead. The film will be shown with subtitles and no audio track.
What can be said about George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead? Not only did it give birth to the modern notion of what a “zombie” is and provided a socio-political context in which we can view the zombie (and horror film as a genre) but it is also one of the most important films of the 20th century. A true case of underground filmmaking capturing the current climate, Night of the Living Dead shows what happens when seven strangers wind up in a barnhouse during the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. And while the dead are rising, it’s the alive ones they really have to worry about.