Night of the Living Dead (92 minutes) Film Screening
October 29, 2015
Thursday, October 29 / 7pm
Celebration of Horror Film Cult Hero Ben (Duane L. Jones)
A classic screening of George A. Romero's 1968 cult horror classic, Night of the Living Dead (1968).Â Amid the real-life racial violence of 1968, including the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, African American actor Duane L. Jones anchored this provocative film as the ill-fated, yet heroic protagonist Ben. Refusing to play the role according to the original screen play, Duane L. Jones’ intelligent and compelling performance proved vital to the film’s success as a subversive socio-political critique 1960s America, and laid the foundation for the proactive militant African American antiheroes found in 1970s Blaxploitation films. Following the screening, there will be a post screening community discussion. This film (96 minutes) contains adult themes and images and is not suitable for children.
Hammond House Museum
503 Peeples Street
Atlanta GA, 30310