The iconic zombie movie that spoke to American racism and the social upheaval of the 1960s.
Preceded by the Something’s in the Air program: mysterious short films about mid-century paranoia, screams from hell, and things that just won’t die.
Night of the Living Dead
George A. Romero | US | 96
With Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea. This is how it all began. Romero’s seminal, independent zombie movie laid the groundwork for the indie horror film. But there has yet to be another film about the cannibalistic undead as scary as the original. This black-and-white nightmare, in which a motley group of terrified people barricade themselves in a farmhouse to ward off legions of hungry zombies, is a masterful work of horror that also functions as a work of social commentary at the close of a decade defined by a reckoning with American racism. Presented as part of the Museum of the Moving Image and Sloan Science & Film series Science on Screen.
The Deepest Hole
Matt McCormick | US | 13
While the Space Race, the Arms Race, and a myriad of other Cold War competitions are common knowledge, few know that the United States and Soviet Union also faced off to see which country could dig the deepest hole. This lack of public awareness is particularly surprising seeing that one of the countries may have inadvertently discovered Hell in the process.
Sniffles and Sneezes
McGraw-Hill | US | 9
An educational film about health and hygiene related to the common cold virus, Sniffles and Sneezes employs a visual trick to remind us that danger is in the mundane.
Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother
Stephen Irwin | UK | 10
Deep in the forest, a hunter encounters a strange creature he cannot kill. Caught up in a twisted tale of metamorphosis, creation and destruction, he embarks on a never-ending technicolour nightmare, and is transported to a vibrant new world... and body. Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother was a recipient of The Kayla Thomas Filmmaker Grant.
NYSCI Explainer: Fake Wound Making
This video was produced by members of the Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists | US | 3
Students from NYSCI's Explainer TV program share some truly gross DiY tips for fake wound making.
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
Night of the Living Dead Begins
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Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368