Night of the Living Dead
Friday, October 30, 2015
9:30 PM–11:30 PM
1968, USA, George Romero, 96 min.
With Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, and Karl Hardman
“We may not enjoy living together, but dying together isn’t going to solve anything.”
Night of the Living Dead is the original zombie movie, with a group of people hiding from bloodthirsty “living dead” monsters in a Pennsylvania farmhouse. The film will be introduced by Dan Sherrell, the NYC representative of the environmental action group the Sierra Club, who will draw some conclusions from the film about our collective apocalyptic imagination and the threat of climate change.
“With its radical rewriting of a genre in which good had always triumphed over evil, Romero’s first feature shattered the conventions of horror and paved the way for the subversive visions of directors like David Cronenberg, Tobe Hooper and Sam Raimi. The nihilistic ending, in particular, has to be seen to be believed. Chuckle, if you can, during the first few minutes; because after that laughter catches in the throat as the clammy hand of terror tightens its grip.” —Time Out