In addition to the University of Pittsburgh Libraries' online unveiling of George A. Romero Archival Collection on February 9th, fans of the influential filmmaker can also look forward to the February 4th virtual premiere screening of George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years, a new documentary by University of Pittsburgh students and mentors in the Making The Documentary course.

As reported by Bloody Disgusting, during the virtual event, Suz Romero will honor the late, legendary Night of the Living Dead star and University of Pittsburgh graduate Duane Jones with the George A. Romero Foundation Pioneer Award.

Taking place on Thursday, February 4th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, the virtual screening will also be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Lori Cardille (who starred in Romero's Day of the Dead and co-narrated the audiobook of Romero and Daniel Kraus' The Living Dead.

To learn more and to register for the virtual event, visit:

"George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years" Screening and Discussion

presented by the University Library System in partnership with Film & Media Studies Program and the Horror Studies Working Group, with support from the Center for Creativity, Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Department of English, Honors College, the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, the Office of the Provost, University Library System Archives & Special Collections, and the George A. Romero Foundation.

Join us for the premiere screening of the George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years documentary and a special presentation of the George A. Romero Foundation Pioneer Award honoring the late Pitt alum and Night of the Living Dead star Duane Jones to be presented by Suz Romero.

The film is the product of a group of dedicated Pitt students and mentors from the Making The Documentary course who creatively persevered during a pandemic using materials from the Romero archives and interviews of those who knew Romero best, including Suz and Tina Romero, Lori Cardille, Greg Nicotero and more. A panel discussion will follow, hosted by Lori Cardille, talking about new revelations uncovered by these student filmmakers including previously unknown connections between Romero and Pitt.

Dial-In Information

Registration is required. An access link to the event will be sent to the email provided following completed registration.

Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

[Photo Credit: Above photo courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh.]

Source: University of Pittsburgh via Bloody Disgusting
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