Cinematheque: Zombies: A Living History

Wednesday, October 02, 7:30 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season: 2013-14

Most people believe zombies are a recent phenomenon that grew out of comic books, movies and TV. The truth is very different. ZOMBIES: A LIVING HISTORY explores the real story of zombies beginning at the dawn of civilization and continuing right through to today.The first written reference to zombies can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh, mankind's oldest work of literature. A look both the old and new testaments of The Bible reveals numerous stories of the undead. ZOMBIES: A LIVING HISTORY details how Europe's Black Plague became one of the most prolific periods for myths and legends about zombies. Find out why Viking legends believed zombies were nearly indestructible except by decapitation or immolation. Examine other zombie legends from around the world, including secret stories of China's Terra Cotta Warriors and the voodoo rituals of Haiti. See how modern science added a whole new twist on zombies beginning with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. ZOMBIES: A LIVING HISTORY goes on a journey more than 5,000 years in the making and shows that every civilization and culture has had their own version of the undead.

 

A question and answer session with UT Dallas Humanities Professor Dr. Ingrao  will follow the screening of the film.

 



For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office
utdarts@utdallas.edu
972-UTD-ARTS


Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Directions to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Waterview Parkway and turn north on Waterview. Turn east on Synergy Park Boulevard. Turn south on Floyd Road and head towards Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the university campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a green or gold spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). 
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