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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD w/ Live Music by Morricone Youth

October 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$5 – $15

A true case of underground filmmaking both capturing and influencing a cultural zeitgeist, George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) transformed the horror genre by combining gruesome gore with acute social commentary. The original dialogue will be included with the new live musical score!

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Directed by George A. Romero, 1968, 96 min. Newly restored in 4K and starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Judith Ridley, Keith Wayne, and Marilyn Eastman.
Shot outside of Pittsburgh at a fraction of the cost of a Hollywood feature by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. Kick off your October season with this deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, George Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke new ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.

Night of the Living Dead gave 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.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM:

“Night of the Living Dead came out of nowhere, or to be more precise, Pittsburgh, and turned into the most influential horror film since Psycho… This was not Transylvania, but Pennsylvania – this was Middle America at war, and the zombie carnage seemed a grotesque echo of the conflict then raging in Vietnam…disillusionment with government and patriarchal nuclear family.” – Elliot Stein, Village Voice

“A remarkable vision of the late sixties — offering the most literal possible depiction of America devouring itself.”– J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum, Midnight Movies

“Still vital, brutal, cryptic and subversive, George A Romero’s 1968 classic about a mass attack by cannibalistic ghouls is brilliantly perplexing, horrifying and mysteriously allegorical.” -The Guardian

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Morricone Youth is a collective of musicians founded in New York City in 1999 reinterpreting over 100 film and television works all over the world, from CBGB’s and the top of the World Trade Center to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Mass MoCA, Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Sydney Festival as well as supporting Italian prog soundtrack legends Goblin on their 2017 North American tour. The band has live re-scored fifteen silent films and midnight movies, including F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922), Robert Clouse’s Enter The Dragon (1973), Jack Hill’s Foxy Brown (1974), David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977) and Rene Laloux’s La Planete Savauge (1973) and in 2016 embarked on an ambitious 15-vinyl series for each film, the first five of which have been released for George Miller’s Mad Max (1979), George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968), F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) and Mario Bava’s Danger: Diabolik (1968) with the sixth for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1928) released on Record Store Day 2021 and Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin (1926) scheduled for Record Store Day Black Friday 2023.

Morricone Youth is a collective of musicians founded in New York City in 1999, reinterpreting over 100 film and television works all over the world from CBGB and the top of the World Trade Center to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, MassMoCA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Sydney Festival. Italian prog soundtrack legends Goblin accompanied the collective on their 2017 North American tour. The band has live re-scored fifteen silent films and midnight movies, including F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922), Robert Clouse’s Enter The Dragon (1973), Jack Hill’s Foxy Brown (1974), David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977), and Rene Laloux’s La Planete Savauge (1973). In 2016, they embarked on an ambitious fifteen-vinyl series for each film, the first five of which have been released for George Miller’s Mad Max (1979), George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968), F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), Mario Bava’s Danger: Diabolik (1968), Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1928), and Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin (1926) scheduled for Record Store Day Black Friday 2023.

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Date:
October 1, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $15
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Website:
https://www.epsilonspires.org/event-info/night-of-the-living-dead-w-live-music-by-morricone-youth

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Creative Zone
Southern Vermont Zone (Bennington and Windham Counties)

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Epsilon Spires
190 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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