Get a head start on the Halloween season with Janus Films’ rerelease of Night of the Living Dead, opening tonight in a new 4K restoration at New York’s Film Forum. Made on a shoestring budget by the late horror pioneer George A. Romero, this wildly influential landmark of independent cinema tells the hair-raising story of a group of strangers who are trapped in a farmhouse and forced to do battle with ravenous zombies. Romero turned genre conventions on their head, utilizing his limited resources with the ingenuity of a great stylist and infusing the deceptively simple narrative with social commentary that evoked the tumult of late-sixties America. Check out the new rerelease trailer below, and if you’re in town, catch tonight’s screening at 7:30, followed by a Q&A with producer Russ Streiner, soundman Gary Streiner, and screenwriter John Russo.
An Antiwar Film for the Ages Returns to Theaters
Elem Klimov’s devastating chronicle of World War II, Come and See, is back on the big screen in a new restoration. Here’s what the critics have to say about this Soviet masterpiece.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.