Holocene’s Fin Du Cinema series, the Creative Music Guild, and Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble screens the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead with a new live score composed by Amenta Abioto, Sage Fisher (aka Dolphin Midwives), and Maxx Katz.
Fifty years ago, this independently produced, small-budget film created the modern lore of zombies as reanimated dead people that eat human flesh. Because of the graphic violence the film contained, it became the center of a debate about censorship in popular culture. Now here’s a concept for a great late October evening, part Halloween party (costumes are encouraged), and part classic film screening: the band will be on stage while the film is projected with the original audio muted and English subtitles added on multiple screens around Holocene’s two levels, each composer scoring one-third of the film.
See it Thursday, October 25 at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St. at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $25 reserved seated, $15 general seated/standing, $10 students. 21+ over, at pjce.org/zombies or at the door.