Diary of the Dead + Survival of the Dead
Saturday, Jul 30 at 3:30 PM
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Diary of the Dead
Dir. George A. Romero. 2008, 92 mins. Digital projection. With Michelle Morgan, Josh Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy Lalonde, Joe Dinicol, Scott Wentworth, Philip Riccio, Chris Violette, Tatiana Maslany. Romero evokes the low-budget ingenuity and social concern of his original Night of the Living Dead, taking advantage of the burgeoning found-footage horror subgenre of the 2000s. Diary chronicles a group of young filmmakers who find themselves in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. They run for their lives but keep the camera rolling, even as members of the group are picked off one by one. Romero takes aim at modern society’s obsession with social media and constant recording of events in this fresh approach to the zombie film.
Followed by: Survival of the Dead
Dir. George A. Romero. 2009, 90 mins. 35mm. With Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe, Richard Fitzpatrick, Athena Karkanis, Stefano Di Matteo, Joris Jarsky. Picking up a thread of characters from Diary of the Dead, Romero’s final entry in the series sees two families on a remote island at war with each other as they go to war with the zombie horde invading their isolated home. Though divisive upon release, Romero’s film showcases his maturity, attempting to explore new ground in his zombie filmography, expressing that society is fundamentally doomed in the face of a crisis.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($7-11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.
Ticketholders may add on a visit to the Living with the Walking Dead exhibition for $10.