NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
USA; 1968; 97 min; English language with Slovenian subtitles
Saturday, July 14 at 23.00h OPEN AIR CINEMA (MAIN SQUARE)
Directed by: George A. Romero
Written by: John Russo, George A. Romero
Cinematography by: George A. Romero
Music by: François de Roubaix
Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley
Produced by: Russel W. Streiner, Karl Hardman
Production Company: Image Ten
While visiting a cemetery, siblings Barbara and Johnny are attacked by a strange man. Johnny dies and Barbara seeks shelter in a nearby farmhouse, where she is joined by a small group of people. It turns out that a mysterious epidemic is making the recently deceased come to life and prey upon the living, and soon the farmhouse is under siege by the living dead.
The legendary debut feature of the late, great George A. Romero has caused a total revolution within genre cinema. With this film, horror has irreversibly entered the modern age and left behind all the old movies which suddenly became old fashioned, harmless and even naive. It was one of the most successful independent films in the history of cinema, while even the US Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, which is an honour that only very few horror films have been given.