GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DIARY OF THE DEAD

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GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DIARY OF THE DEAD

George A. Romero
USA, 2007
Fiction, 97min, OF

GEORGE A. ROMERO'S DIARY OF THE DEAD

George A. Romero
USA, 2007
Fiction, 97min, OF

Cast: 
Joshua Close
Jason
Michelle Morgan
Debra
Shawn Roberts
Tony Ravello
Amy Lalonde
Tracy
Joe Dinicol
Eliot
Scott Wentworth
Maxwell
Screenplay: 
George A. Romero
Sound: 
Zenon Waschuk
Camera: 
Adam Swica
Editor: 
Michael Doherty
Composer: 
Norman Orenstein
Decoration: 
Rupert Lazarus
Costume: 
Alex Kavanagh

Production: 
Artfire Films 7039 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028, USA T 323 464 6789 ara@artfirefilms.com
World Sales: 
Voltage Pictures 6422 Deep Dell Place Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA T 323 464 8351 nicolas@voltagepictures.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Jason and a small crew of college students are in the Pennsylvania woods shooting a low-budget mummy flick for their film-school project. Their faux frights are replaced with real ones when news reports indicate that the dead are returning to life. In shock and disbelief, the group embarks on a journey back to the safety and security of their homes. Meanwhile, the government first denies, then promises to quell the crisis, but they don't succeed; technology fails and communication with the rest of the world becomes impossible. Driving an old Winnebago past burning cars and shambling corpses, the crew soon learn that there is no escape from the plague of the living dead, nor is there any real home for them anymore. Attacked by ravenous walking corpses at every turn, Jason obsessively films the madness, an unflinching eye in the midst of chaos, even as his friends die around him.
In Diary of the Dead, George A. Romero rewinds and takes the audience back to the start of his legacy of horror, using the device of Jason's «documentary» to explore the mass panic of a world gone mad. Romero has always worked best on the fringe, making movies at his own speed. The results have been critically lauded cult hits, and the new film is a return to these roots. (Colin Geddes)

Important note: For the screening on October 29, 3:30 p.m. at the Stadtkino, there will be an exceptionally high number of last minute tickets at the evening pre-sale box office!