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Zombie aka Zombi 2

Sunday, Aug 28 at 5:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Lucio Fulci. 1979, 91 mins. 35mm (faded). With Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson. Italian horror maestro returns to the racialized origins of the zombie narrative. Seeking the whereabouts of her ailing father, Anne Bowles (Farrow) and Peter West (McCulloch), a reporter investigating the story, travel to a Caribbean island rumored to be cursed by voodoo. Upon their arrival, they encounter an English doctor who warns them of the horrible plague that causes the dead to return to life with an insatiable hunger for flesh. Originally adapted as a sequel to George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Fulci’s gruesome cult classic is principally (and successfully) concerned with gore and the visceral thrills the genre has to offer, but the film also proves how steadfast and potent the zombie’s colonial genealogy remains.

Preceding the August 28 screening, there will be a panel with writer-researcher Yasmina Price and scholar Dr. David Bering-Porter, moderated by guest curator Kelli Weston. This panel will trace the zombie’s evolution from its symbolic, racialized origins to its current, more raceless depictions, exploring the figure’s rich political overtones, concerning the state, the body, labor, and much more.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.

Ticketholders may add on a visit to the Living with the Walking Dead exhibition for $10.