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Films at the Schomburg: Birth of the Living Dead


In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed “Night of the Living Dead,” a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a billion dollar zombie industry that continues to this day.

Rob Kuhns’ documentary places world-renowned horror film, Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, in its historical context with archival footage of the horrors of the Vietnam war and race rebellions at home combined with iconic music from the 60s. Following the screening, Kuhns will moderate a talk back with Sam Pollard, Larry Fessenden and Marva Jones Brooks.

This screening is presented as a special sneak preview screening and “Birth of the Living Dead” will premiere at the IFC Center Theater on November 6th,  2013.

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