Pioneering director and horror icon George Romero unleashed onto unsuspecting viewers the modern film zombie—a specter that remains a shockingly adaptable metaphor for contemporary life. In honor of the late master of the undead, we screen one of his classics, Dawn of the Dead. Like Night of the Living Dead before it, Dawn helped shape the zombie genre and tapped into the zeitgeist of its historical moment with a deft combination of blood, tension, and social satire. (1978, dir. George Romero, 127 min.)
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