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CSP Movie Series - Night Of The Living Dead

October 27th 2023


The movie will be shown outdoors - Doors open at 5:30pm Movie starts at 6:30pm


We have a limited number of chairs. Please bring your own if you can!


 

Night Of The Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film directed, edited and photographed by George A. Romero. The film introduced the flesh-eating ghouls that would become synonymous with the term "zombie".


Released shortly before the adoption of the Motion Picture Association of America rating system, the film's explicit violence and gore were considered groundbreaking, leading to controversy and negative reviews. It eventually garnered a cult following and critical acclaim and has appeared on lists of the greatest and most influential films by such outlets as Empire, The New York Times, and Total Film. Frequently identified as a touchstone in the development of the horror genre, retrospective scholarly analysis has focused on its reflection of the social and cultural changes in the United States during the 1960s, with particular attention towards the casting of Duane Jones, an African-American, in the leading role.

In 1999, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.


Due to an error when titling the original film, it entered the public domain upon release, resulting in numerous adaptations, remakes, and a lasting legacy in the horror genre.


George A. Romero

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