Year of the Living Dead - Omaha FIlm Festival
In 1968 a young college drop-out named George Romero directed a low budget horror film that shocked the world and became an icon of the counterculture. That film was Night of the Living Dead. Year of the Living Dead is a fascinating and entertaining account of how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers - policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner - to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film. The documentary also immerses audiences into the singular time in which "Night" was shot. Archival footage of the horrors of Vietnam and race rebellions at home combine with iconic music from the 60s to invite viewers to experience how Romero's tumultuous film reflected this moment in history. Year of the Living Dead shows us how this young filmmaker created a world-renowned horror film that also offers profound insights into how our society really functions.
Regal Stadium 16 (View)
7440 Crown Point Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134