George Romero’s “Night Of The Living Dead” (1968) is one of the most beautiful cinematic commentaries of Vietnam and of the American civil rights movement. It’s also considered to be the first modern horror film.
George Romero’s “Dawn Of The Dead” (1978) is highly fascinating and unsettling, intelligent, complex and polyvalent in its social critique.
Titled “Zombie” in its German release, Dawn Of The Dead is piece of cinematic history knowing no equal. It’s the best Zombie-movie of all time. One of the best films of the 20th century. Period.
But “Day Of The Dead” (1985), too, is a nightmarish film without compromise, despite daft screw-ups by the production company. Fittingly, it came out a year after Ronald Reagan’s re-election into second term.
20 years after “Day Of The Dead”, George Romero is back with the fourth part in his Dead-Series. “Land Of The Dead” is also a statement – about post-911-USA.
According to the press-sheet, the movie tells the story of a world ruled by the undead. The last human survivors “live” in the now isolated city of Pittsburgh, a city wrestled by chaos in which wild street-battles dominate daily life. Slowly and bit by bit, humans discover that the undead aren’t as numb as they were assuming at first. Or could it even be that they have a capacity to learn?
We are reserving tickets for June 24, the opening day.
ArcLight Cinema, yeah!