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Classic Black Cinema Series: Night of the Living Dead

Free with admission
  • About This Program

    Visit the Gantt to view the 1968 classic film, Night of the Living Dead, and get ready for a thriller just in time for the Halloween season!

    Seven innocent people are trapped in a farmhouse, while the undead are gathering to attempt to feast on their living flesh. Duane Jones plays one of the lead characters, Ben, who takes control of defending the house. Casting an African American actor as Ben was a bold and excellent choice during the turbulent 1960s and Jones brought a tough intelligence to this character.

    Don't miss this chance to celebrate and appreciate the rich history of Black cinema at the Gantt.

    Important note: This event is free with the cost of admission to the Gantt. Gantt Center members do not have to pay an admission fee. If you are a member, please be prepared to present your membership card at check-in.

  • About Classic Black Cinema Series

    Specifically designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years, the goal of the film series is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema.

    Curator and host, Felix Curtis, came to Charlotte from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area where he curated The San Francisco Black Film Festival and Black Filmworks, the annual film festival component of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, where he later served as Executive Director.

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