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We are proud to present a special one-night-only preview of director Omar J. Pineda's "DEAD MEAT WALKING: A ZOMBIE WALK DOCUMENTARY" - featuring never-before-seen footage of 2010 and 2011 Long Beach Zombie Walks! - followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Then stick around for the chilling classic that started it all - George A. Romero's 1968 horror masterpiece "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!" One night only - Thursday, October 18 - at the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach!
A real-life zombie epidemic is spreading. Inspired by the increasing popularity of zombie movies and television shows, men, women and children from all walks of life use gruesome makeup and costumes to become a rotting mass of zombies moaning and staggering through city streets for Zombie Walks across the globe...
Dead Meat Walking: A Zombie Walk Documentary follows filmmaker Omar J. Pineda as he takes to the streets to document the Zombie Walk experience, from the average, small town Zombie Walk to a big city Zombie Pub Crawl (complete with zombie burlesque show!). He examines the Zombie Walk phenomenon from its inception at small events that included only a handful of zombies to larger, record-breaking events with thousands of participants. The film follows organizers of zombie walks in several US cities who, in the age of Facebook, Twitter and Myspace, are able to spread the zombie plague at a record pace. This documentary highlights the zombie walks in Philadelphia, Toronto and, yes, Long Beach! Filmmaker Omar J. Pineda will be at our screening in person to discuss his experiences following zombies across America! We are so honored to host the world premiere of his film right here in Long Beach - home of the biggest Zombie Walk in America!
"They're coming to get you, Barbara..." What better way to introduce a new zombie film to the world than to complement it with the classic that kicked off the zombie cinema invasion!? Our double-feature closes with a screening of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George A. Romero's 1968 chiller starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, and Karl Hardman. Famous as much for its groundbreaking and shocking scenes of violence as it is for its sage and nuanced social commentary, Night of the Living Dead has garnered decades of critical acclaim, and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." Not bad for an independent horror film!
See the Dead Meat Walking trailer here! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClhtoyegDo8
See the Night of the Living Dead trailer here! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEVjoAwC-3Q