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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Me Right Now - Romero Weekend

I wanted to put this up right when I got back, but, unfortunately, I got sick, and then got caught up in a lot of other work that needed to be done. In February, I went to Charlotte to visit my good friends Wes and Kathryn, and attend "American Zombie - George A. Romero's Film Revolution", a Romero retrospective. Now, while I had to miss some of the lesser known stuff (I could only go to certain things because I was on a budget), I did get to attend the Night of the Living Dead screening, as well as the One on One with Romero, and the Dawn of the Dead screening, which had a Q&A with George, as well. He's a great guy. Really funny, really down to earth, and full of so much amazing information. 

If I can take one second to gripe about something, though, it would be this - The Light Factory and Reel Soul Cinema did an amazing job at putting this whole event together except for one thing - They showed DVD's of the movie! When your having a retrospective of someone's work, you ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, NEVER EVER EVER EVER show something on a DVD unless that is the way the artist intended it to be seen, or a print is impossible to come by. To add insult to injury, during the Dawn of the Dead screening, the person working the DVD player in the projection booth of a VERY fancy theater, couldn't even turn the commentary off! It took almost half an hour for them to figure out how, while the audience was yelling instructions from the theater... Point being - always show a print, unless you absolutely can't.

Anyways, here's the footage that I shot with my little Canon SD1000 pocket camera - 

Me Right Now - Romero Weekend from Stewart Schuster on Vimeo.

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