Movies are shown in Westminster Hall at the McKinley Foundation unless otherwise stated. Westminster is located on the 2nd floor and may be accessed by elevator. Free and open to the public.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Wednesday, October 25 @ 7:30 PM
It’s almost Halloween, so the McKinley Film Committee is thrilled to bring you a classic for this month’s screening.
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 (Duane Jones) 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.
Released in 1968, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead film revolutionized zombies from menacing and mythic servants à la Halperin to the cannibalistic harbingers of the apocalypse that trudge across screens today.Daga NyaNG
With a post-screening discussion led by Augustus Wood, PhD, we will explore the racial commentary that some say is inherent in the film. Wood, Assistant Professor, School of Labor & Employment Relations, UIUC, is a scholar of African American History of the Urban South with an interdisciplinary focus on political economy, intra-racial class struggle, working class social movements, and gentrification in modern urban regions.