October 13, 2019, 4:30pm, Regent Square Theater
Land of the Dead - Introduced by Suzanne Romero
The Romero Lives Film Series presents: A Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Horror Master, George A. Romero
Twenty years after Day, Romero’s return to the genre he invented was an artistic and intellectual triumph that showed he hadn’t lost a step. Filmed amidst the political turmoil of the Iraq War era, Land is perhaps the most explicitly political statement from a filmmaker dedicated to political art. Land takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in which the rich have ensconced themselves in the luxury high rises of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle, walled off from the zombie hordes, while the rest of the city fights for scraps down below. Meanwhile, the zombies are showing signs of intelligence, and they’re starting to organize. Can the zombies overthrow the callous one-percenters who exploit human and zombie alike? Do we want them to?