Max Brooks' Festival of the (Living) Dead! at the Barbican
13th Nov 06
Here's some great news for all of us zombie-lovers! To help promote the release of Max Brooks’ quite amazing novel World War Z, there’s going to be a gore-tastic film season of flesh tearing, gut-wrenching zombie horrors, hand picked by the undead expert himself.
Author of 2004’s best-seller The Zombie Survival Guide Max Brooks’ new book World War Z recently sparked a bidding war between Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio's production companies (Plan B and Appian Way respectively) for the film rights. Plan B won and will be producing the film.
The season will take place at The Barbican in London, UK from Tuesday 14th – Saturday 18th November.
It includes two classic Romero titles, the FrightFest Presents title Dead Meat and a kick-zombie-ass Japanese Double Bill featuring our favourites, Wild Zero and Versus. Max will be onhand for a ScreenTalk to open the season, and will be introducing some of his chosen films.
Visit The Barbican's official website at www.barbican.org.uk, or scroll below for the full details...
Tuesday 14th November
20:30 Cinema 3
Max Brooks ScreenTalk with Nigel Floyd
+ NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US 1968 Dir George A Romero 96 mins)
Wednesday 15th November
20:45 DAWN OF THE DEAD (Italy/US 1978 Dir George A Romero 126 mins) Max Intro tbc
Friday 17th November
Late Night Screening; Cinema 3
20:30 DEAD MEAT (Ireland 2004, Dir. Conor McMahon 80 mins) Max Intro tbc
Saturday 18th November
Japanese Zombie Double Bill; Cinema 2/3
19.30 WILD ZERO (Japan 2000, Dir Tetsuro Takeuchi 99 mins) Max intro tbc
21:30 VERSUS (Japan 2000, Dir Ryuhei Kitamura 119 mins)