CUFF DOCS PREVIEW: BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD

76 min./USA/2013

Directed & Produced by Rob Kuhns

Screens: November 23, 9:15 p.m.

In 1968, a young college dropout named George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot a low budget horror film in revolutionary guerrilla style. Night of the Living Dead shocked the world with an entirely new and horribly chilling flesh-eating monster that became an icon of the counterculture and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars. Birth of the Living Dead immerses audiences into the singular time in which Night was shot. Archival footage of the horrors of Vietnam and racial violence in America combined with iconic music from the ‘60s invites viewers to experience how Romero’s film is ultimately a profound, insightful reflection of a tumultuous period in history.

By Team CUFF

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