An Empire of the Dead: A History of George A. Romero
October 5, 2018, 2-4pm
Presented by the Montréal Monstrum Society
Following the critical retrospective published in this year’s inaugural issue of MONSTRUM, the journal’s editors, Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare and Kristopher Woofter will discuss the career of George A. Romero through a survey of his sixteen feature films. With reference to clips from films such as Night of the Living Dead, The Crazies, Martin, Knightriders, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead, this presentation honours a visionary who changed the face of horror. And, perhaps more importantly, it hopes to encourage further interest in the challenging work of an important American filmmaker whose acute political vision was transmitted through the transgressive power of monsters to reveal uncomfortable truths about our world.
Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, PhD, teaches courses in genre cinema, grotesque traditions, and monster ethics in the Humanities department at John Abbott College in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Kristopher Woofter, PhD, teaches courses in the American Gothic, the Weird tradition, and horror in literature, cinema, and television in the English department at Dawson College in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Admission is FREE!
A part of the series: 'The Legacies of George A. Romero: Genre, Politics, and Independent Film"