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.
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
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.