Archive Fever Fridays is an ongoing tour of Film and Media archives that seeks to expand research horizons and encourage work with local film and media materials by forging ties among students, scholars, artists, and archivists in the Toronto and now the global community through online sessions.
George A. Romero revolutionized the horror genre, invented the modern zombie, and built a long and productive career as an indie filmmaker working in Pittsburgh (of all places). But his zombie-centric filmography is only a small portion of his creative output. The George Romero Collection contains hundreds of drafts of unfilmed, unpublished, or drastically rewritten scripts, treatments, and stories that reflect a remarkable ambition and eclecticism, one that challenges our notions of him as a filmmaker and an artist and which offers new ways of thinking about genre auteurs. It also includes a lost short film: Jacaranda Joe.
Adam Charles Hart will present an overview of the collection along with some of his research findings. He is the author of Monstrous Forms: Moving Image Horror Across Media (Oxford UP) and is currently finishing two monographs, on handheld cinematography and on George Romero.
Convener: Jessica Whitehead, University of Toronto
RSVP required through Zoom.