Film Series

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

 
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Feb 22—Mar 3, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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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.


 
PAST EVENTS
Night of the Living Dead
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Night of the Living Dead
 

A still-shocking vision of Vietnam-era America consuming itself.

Feb 22—Feb 28, 2019
 
 
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Dawn of The Dead
 

It’s panic at the shopping mall in Romero’s savagely satiric zombie masterpiece.

Sat, Feb 23, 2019
 
 
Day of the Dead
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Day of the Dead
 

The brutal, nihilistic finale to Romero’s groundbreaking Dead trilogy.

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

Eat the rich.

Sun, Feb 24, 2019
 
 
The Crazies
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The Crazies
 

Romero’s furious anti-government, anti-military, anti-Vietnam War grindhouse polemic.

Feb 24—Mar 1, 2019
 
 
Monkey Shines
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Monkey Shines
 

When your helper monkey is also a psychotic killer.

Sun, Feb 24, 2019
 
 
Two Evil Eyes
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Two Evil Eyes
 

Romero and Dario Argento take on two tales of terror by Edgar Allan Poe.

Mon, Feb 25, 2019
 
 
Bruiser
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Bruiser
 

A Jekyll and Hyde shocker with a Kafka-esque twist.

Mon, Feb 25, 2019
 
 
Season of the Witch
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Season of the Witch
 

Satanism comes to the suburbs in Romero’s self-described “feminist film.”

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

Romantic comedy, Romero style.

Tue, Feb 26, 2019
 
 
Diary of the Dead
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Diary of The Dead
 

A prescient, alarming commentary on life in the media-saturated, post-truth 21st century.

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

A rare look at George Romero, commercial director.

Wed, Feb 27, 2019
 
 
Survival of the Dead
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Survival of the Dead
 

Romero capped his career with this savagely satirical zombie western.

Thu, Feb 28, 2019
 
 
The Dark Half
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The Dark Half
 

Romero is at his Hitchcockian best in this witty, stylish Stephen King adaptation.

Fri, Mar 1, 2019
 
 
Creepshow
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Creepshow
 

Romero teamed up with Stephen King for this retro-fantastic omnibus chiller.

Sat, Mar 2, 2019
 
 
Knightriders
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Knightriders
 

Easy Rider meets King Arthur in one of Romero’s most offbeat, personal works.

Sun, Mar 3, 2019
 
 
Martin
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Martin
 

A teenage Nosferatu stalks a suburban wasteland in this disturbing cult classic.

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

It’s panic at the shopping mall in Romero’s savagely satiric zombie masterpiece.

Sun, Mar 3, 2019