The Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series and Twilight Music present an evening of brass-fueled, swinging music of New Orleans by the Soggy Po’ Boys, on Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm at West River Park in Brattleboro, VT.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Sun OCT 1 @ 7:00 pm
190 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Live Score by MORRICONE YOUTH
Director: George A. Romero
Run Time: 96 min.
Release Year: 1968
Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Judith Ridley, Keith Wayne, Marilyn Eastman
NOTE: This is a live music event creating a new film score for Night of the Living Dead. The original dialogue will be included!
What can be said about George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead? Not only did it give birth to the modern notion of what a “zombie” is and provided a socio-political context in which we can view the zombie (and horror film as a genre) but it is also one of the most important films of the 20th century. A true case of underground filmmaking capturing the current climate, Night of the Living Dead shows what happens when seven strangers wind up in a barnhouse during the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. And while the dead are rising, it’s the alive ones they really have to worry about.
ONE NITE ONLY
Morricone Youth is a collective of musicians founded in New York City in 1999 reinterpreting over 100 film and television works all over the world, from CBGB’s and the top of the World Trade Center to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, MassMoCA, Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Sydney Festival as well as supporting Italian prog soundtrack legends Goblin on their 2017 North American tour. The band has live re-scored fifteen silent films and midnight movies, including F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922), Robert Clouse’s Enter The Dragon (1973), Jack Hill’s Foxy Brown (1974), David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977) and Rene Laloux’s La Planete Savauge (1973) and in 2016 embarked on an ambitious 15-vinyl series for each film, the first five of which have been released for George Miller’s Mad Max (1979), George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968), F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) and Mario Bava’s Danger: Diabolik (1968) with the sixth for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1928) released on Record Store Day 2021 and Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin (1926) scheduled for Record Store Day Black Friday 2023.
Copies of the albums along with the other releases on limited edition vinyl will be available at the screening