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About Night of the Living Dead/America a.k.a. Amerika

Year Released:
1968/1969
Genres:
Documentary, Horror
Metadata:
APOCALYPSE THEN Night of the Living Dead (1968) Directed by George A. Romero

America a.k.a. Amerika (1969) Produced by Newsreel

New 4K Restoration. The scariest film ever made in the U.S. is also the quintessential movie of the late ’60s. George Romero’s low-budget indie—part E.C. horror comics, part cinéma vérité made on a shoestring in rural Pennsylvania—provided a social metaphor as powerful as the one that Invasion of the Body Snatchers furnished for the first half of the 1950s. Complementing Romero’s vision of America devouring itself, the guerrilla newsreel America a.k.a. Amerika (30 min.) annotates the Eve of Destruction as anti-war teenagers and African American militants talk tough and battle the police, at times to a rock ‘n’ roll beat. (2K DCP Presentation)

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