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Living with the Dead: The Films of George A. Romero

 
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In 1968, George A. Romero (1940—2017) ushered in a new era in both independent and horror filmmaking with his era-defining debut Night of the Living Dead, a low-budget shock to the system that fused genre and sociopolitical critique to radical effect. Over the course of four influential decades, Romero would remain fiercely committed to his blazingly personal vision, imbuing his all-American nightmares with satiric and deadly serious commentaries on issues like race, capitalism, militarism, and government mistrust. In Romero’s films, the monsters are not the other—they are mirrors to examine our own society and humanity.

Special thanks to Richard P. Rubinstein, Romero’s longtime producer and collaborator, for helping to make this series possible.


 
Night of the Living Dead
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Night of the Living Dead
Feb 22—Feb 28, 2019
 
Night of the Living Dead
Feb 22—Feb 28, 2019
 

Romero’s stunningly subversive horror milestone is more than just the mother of all zombie movies; it’s a still-shocking vision of Vietnam-era America consuming itself.

+ Appearance by Tina Romero
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Dawn of the Dead
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Dawn of The Dead
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
 
Dawn of The Dead
Sat, Feb 23, 2019
 

The marauding undead descend upon that hallowed American institution—the suburban shopping mall—in this savagely satiric zombie masterpiece, a brilliant and disturbing critique of late capitalist excess.

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Day of the Dead
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Day of the Dead
Feb 23—Mar 2, 2019
 
Day of the Dead
Feb 23—Mar 2, 2019
 

The third and most unjustly overlooked installment in Romero’s Dead series is a brutally stripped down, nihilistic indictment of militarism and humankind’s darkest impulses.

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Land of the Dead
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Land of the Dead
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
 
Land of the Dead
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
 

A blistering Marxist screed wrapped in the guise of a zombie gorefest, Romero’s return to the Dead series gives new meaning to the term “eat the rich.”

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The Crazies
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The Crazies
Feb 24—Mar 1, 2019
 
The Crazies
Feb 24—Mar 1, 2019
 

Pandemonium reigns when a madness-inducing chemical weapon is mistakenly let loose in a small Pennsylvania town in Romero’s furious anti-government, anti-military, anti-Vietnam War grindhouse polemic.

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Monkey Shines
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Monkey Shines
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
 
Monkey Shines
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
 

Romero’s first studio film is a provocative exploration of the eternal tension between the id and ego in which a paralyzed man develops an increasingly disturbing symbiotic relationship with his helper monkey.

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Two Evil Eyes
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Two Evil Eyes
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
 
Two Evil Eyes
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
 

Romero and Dario Argento take on two tales of terror by fellow master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

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Bruiser
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Bruiser
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
 
Bruiser
Mon, Feb 25, 2019
 

A meek, much-put-upon corporate suit is transformed into a masked, expressionless killer in this intense, Jekyll and Hyde-meets-Kafka thriller.

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Season of the Witch
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Season of the Witch
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
 
Season of the Witch
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
 

A dissatisfied housewife seeks self-actualization through the dark arts in Romero’s self-described “feminist film,” and intriguing, satanic satire of 1970s gender politics.

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There's Always Vanilla
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There's Always Vanilla
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
 
There's Always Vanilla
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
 

The director’s follow-up to Night of the Living Dead is—surprise!—a romantic comedy steeped in the 1970s counterculture, a genre departure that’s recognizably Romero-esque in its astute social commentary.

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Diary of the Dead
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Diary of The Dead
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
 
Diary of The Dead
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
 

Continuing to push the boundaries of idea-driven horror, the fifth installment in Romero’s Dead series is a prescient, alarming commentary on life in the media-saturated, post-truth 21st century.

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Early Work of George Romero
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Early Work, Industrial Films, and Documentaries
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
 
Early Work, Industrial Films, and Documentaries
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
 

These early rarities—including advertisements, industrial films, and documentaries Romero made while working as a commercial director in Pittsburgh—find a master filmmaker sharpening his craft on the job.

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Survival of the Dead
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Survival of the Dead
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
 
Survival of the Dead
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
 

Romero’s final film is a savagely satirical zombie western that pays homage to the five Dead films that came before it while offering a fresh warning about the dangers of tribalism.

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The Dark Half
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The Dark Half
Fri, Mar 1, 2019
 
The Dark Half
Fri, Mar 1, 2019
 

A horror writer wrestles with his serial killer alter-ego in this witty, stylish Stephen King adaptation, one of Romero’s most effective variations on a recurring theme: the duality of human nature.

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Creepshow
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Creepshow
Sat, Mar 2, 2019
 
Creepshow
Sat, Mar 2, 2019
 

Romero teamed up with Stephen King for this retro-fantastic omnibus chiller, featuring zombie dads, a cavalcade of cockroaches, and King himself sprouting alien vegetation.

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Knightriders
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Knightriders
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
 
Knightriders
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
 

Easy Rider meets King Arthur in one of Romero’s most offbeat, personal works starring Ed Harris as the leader of a band of modern day, motorcycle-riding Knights of the Round Table.

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Martin
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Martin
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
 
Martin
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
 

A teenage Nosferatu stalks a suburban wasteland in this profoundly disturbing take on the vampire legend, a moody, mesmerizing portrait of adolescent alienation and post-industrial decline.

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Dawn of the Dead
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Dawn of the Dead 3D
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
 
Dawn of the Dead 3D
Sun, Mar 3, 2019
 

The marauding undead descend upon that hallowed American institution—the suburban shopping mall—in this savagely satiric zombie masterpiece, a brilliant and disturbing critique of late capitalist excess.

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