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Night of the living dead

The first of three intelligent and pioneering zombie films made by George Romero. With its unpolished but highly effective style, the film is still thrilling to watch and loaded with biting social criticism. Screened in 4K.

Night of the Living Dead is an emblem of indie cinema: from a no-budget midnight movie it grew into one of the most influential films of all times. The deceptively simple story follows a group of strangers who are stuck at a farm where they have to fend off a swarm of recently deceased carnivorous creatures. Romero rewrote the rules of the horror genre by infusing the film with biting social criticism and oppressive psychological tension. The film reveals his claustrophobic vision of late sixties America, a country that literally tears itself up.

political message

Another pioneering feature of the film was that the lead role went to a black actor (Duane Jones). The actors cast by Romero were still largely unknown at the time. Romero himself stated he just went for the best actor who happened to be black, but film reviewers detected a clear political message.

nuclear threat

One interpretation of the zombie outbreak in the film is to see it as a metaphor for the nuclear threat facing the world at the time. In the film it is suggested the outbreak was caused by ‘something from outer space’. Romero shot his film with its hidden political message in the tumultuous year 1968, the year that is currently the focus of the EYE programme '1968: You Say You Want a Revolution'. The other two zombie films directed by Romero, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, have also become classics of the zombie genre.

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opening hours

Exhibition
Daily 10am - 7pm

ticketcounter
Sun to Thu 10am - 10pm*
Fri & Sat10am - 11pm*
*depending on the final screening

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admission prices

Exhibition
 

regular€ 10,-
discount € 8,50
friends of EYE€ 7,50
museumcard & IAmsterdam citycardfree
children up to 11 yrs oldfree
children 12 to 18 yrs old€ 5,-
CJP€ 8,-
Cineville€ 8,-
combi ticket (exhibition & film)€ 16,50

 

Film
(Please note during festivals or special programs these prices may differ)

regular€10,-
discount€8,50
friends of EYE€7,50
children up to 11 yrs old€7,50
Cineville, NFC, KNF

free (surcharge may apply)

10 tickets pass€80,-

 

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reachability

EYE is right opposite Amsterdam Central station on the north side of the river IJ. EYE is reached easily with the free ferry which sails 24/7, we are also easily accessible by car.

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The film you are looking for was shown in EYE in a past programme.
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