Zombie film festival at The Madison

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The Madison is hosting a zombie film festival this Thursday through Sunday (October 26-29), along with a handful of talks and a Halloween party.

The films in the lineup include: Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978), Zombie (1979), Train to Busan (2016), [REC] (2007), The Girl With All the Gifts (2016), I Walked with a Zombie (1943), and the premiere of the local film Dead Burger.

The films will be shown multiple times during the festival.

The festival is presented with UAlbany's Writing and Critical Inquiry program. And some of the screenings include talks and discussions involving University of Worcester (UK) lecturer Mikel Koven.

Here's the schedule of those events...

Blurbage via The Madison.

Friday, October 27
6-6:30 pm: Public Lecture by Dr. Mikel Koven, Worcester University, UK
6:30-9:30 pm: Enhanced Screening: Dawn of the Dead (Romero, 1978, USA)
9:30 PM-12 am: Opening Night Community Halloween Party, featuring live music, a costume contest, an FX makeup table, a photo booth, and local food and drink vendors. As part of a food drive to benefit the Albany food pantry, tickets for Friday, 10/27, are half price with a nonperishable food item.

Saturday, October 28
1-2:30 pm: Enhanced Screening: I Walked With a Zombie (Tourneur, 1943, USA)
6-8:45 pm: Enhanced Screening: Busanhaeng/Train to Busan (Peon, 2016, South Korea)
9 pm: World Premiere: Dead Burger (Rock, 2017, Albany, NY, USA)
10:30-11 pm: Q&A with the cast and creators

Sunday, October 29
1-2:45 pm: Enhanced Screening: (REC) (Jaume Balaguer6 and Paco Plaza 2007, Spain)
3:45-5 pm: Live Podcast: The Brotherhood of Evil Geeks with special guests
6-8 pm: Enhanced Screening: The Girl With All the Gifts (McCarthy, 2016, UK)

Comments

Too bad Madison isn't showing my uncle William's screen written effort , 'Dr. Phibes' for Halloween! One of our local drive in movies did & uncle Will was born in Troy! His first & second movie starred Vincent Price.

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