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Restore the Amusement Park

The GARF's is currently restoring an early George A. Romero film entitled The Amusement Park. This is the first in what the GARF hopes will be a culture of preservation and restoration of the works of independent filmmakers in the Pittsburgh area and beyond. Initial estimates indicate that the restoration of The Amusement Park will require between $50,000-$100,000.

Although not a horror film in the traditional sense, this recruitment film is disturbing in its depiction of societal indifference to aging. Even though it’s early in his career, it’s a fascinating look at the footprint of Romero’s cinematic style.

Suzanne Desrocher-Romero

George Romero’s 'Amusement Park’  fulfills it’s goal to alert any audience to the many trials and challenges of growing older. Increasing life-expectancy, fostered by the growth of science and technology, has also increased national debt and made the term ‘unsustainable,’ a frightening description of both Social Security and Medicare. After forty-five years, the film creatively challenges us all to preserve a brighter future.

Walton Cook, Writer of The Amusement Park

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Restoration Phase 1

The GARF has chosen IndieCollect to restore The Amusement Park. Sandra Schulberg and members of her talented team are already hard at work. The GARF and IndieCollect plan to showcase a teaser for the film at the upcoming Brooklyn Academy of Music retrospective, Living with the Dead: The Films of George A. Romero.

Anne-Marie Desjardins conducts scanning lesson for Anastasia Cipolla and Claire Fox

Anne-Marie Desjardins conducts scanning lesson for Anastasia Cipolla and Claire Fox

Anne-Marie Desjardin and Claire Fox Inspecting  The Amusement Park

Anne-Marie Desjardin and Claire Fox Inspecting The Amusement Park

Colorist Anastasia Cipolla

Colorist Anastasia Cipolla