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MoMA to screen 4K restoration of Night of the Living Dead

10.19.2016by: Brennan Klein
Night of the Living Dead MoMA George A Romero

New York's Museum of Modern Art is about to be overrun with a swarm of flesh-eating ghouls. As part of their To Save and Project Festival, which runs from November 2nd - 23rd, they will be screening a brand new 4K restoration of George Romero's classic zombie flick NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Says Romero:

It’s an honor and a thrill to have MoMA restore and present a horror movie that I and a group of Pittsburgh friends created nearly 50 years ago. After working closely with MoMA and the Film Foundation on this restoration, I know the meticulous work that has gone into creating this new restoration and I am excited to terrify new audiences and devoted fans with a version that returns our film to the quality we originally intended.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD has become pretty well-respected in the intervening years since its bombshell debut, but it's always lovely to see curators of contemporary art giving a huge nod to the horror genre like this. The film will screen on Saturday, November 5th at 8PM and Saturday, November 12th at 7PM. George A. Romero himself will be in attendance to introduce the screening on the 5th. For more information, you can visit their official web site.

In NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD:

A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside -- and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.

The flick stars Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, and Keith Wayne. It originally premiered on October 1st, 1968 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Extra Tidbit: Have you ever seen NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in the theater?

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