Night of the Living Dead
Monday, August 31, 7:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: This screening was rescheduled from August 29 due to extreme weather conditions.
Queens Drive-In, on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368
Dir. George A. Romero. US, 1968, 96 mins. With Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea. This is how it all began. Romero’s seminal, independent zombie movie laid the groundwork for the indie horror film. But there has yet to be another film about the cannibalistic undead as scary as the original. This black-and-white nightmare, in which a motley group of terrified people barricade themselves in a farmhouse to ward off legions of hungry zombies, is a masterful work of horror that also functions as a work of social commentary at the close of a decade defined by a reckoning with American racism.
Presented as part of the Museum of the Moving Image and Sloan Science & Film series Science on Screen.
The Deepest Hole
Dir. Matt McCormick. US, 13 mins. While the Space Race, the Arms Race, and a myriad of other Cold War competitions are common knowledge, few know that the United States and Soviet Union also faced off to see which country could dig the deepest hole. This lack of public awareness is particularly surprising seeing that one of the countries may have inadvertently discovered Hell in the process.
Sniffles and Sneezes
McGraw-Hill. US, 9 mins. An educational film about health and hygiene related to the common cold virus, Sniffles and Sneezes employs a visual trick to remind us that danger is in the mundane.
Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother
Dir. Stephen Irwin. UK, 10 mins. Deep in the forest, a hunter encounters a strange creature he cannot kill. Caught up in a twisted tale of metamorphosis, creation and destruction, he embarks on a never-ending technicolour nightmare, and is transported to a vibrant new world... and body.
Tickets: Starting at $35 per car (up to 5 passengers per car). Members of the presenting organizations will receive a 15% discount. Order tickets online. Learn more about membership and join here. Doors will open each night around 7:30 p.m., events will begin at 8:30 p.m. and end by 11:00 p.m.
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