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A young man of 23 years of age implored his uncle for a new Bolex camera. His uncle gave him $5,000.00 to buy it. With his new friends Russ Streiner and Richard Ricci who turned out to be lifetime collaborators shot two shorts The first film is titled Romero’s Elegy and the second film was Expostulations, which is unfortunately lost.


Romero’s Elegy is a 21 -minute film which was shot in Pittsburgh in 1963 with Richard playing one of the antagonists. It was intended to add music and poetry to it. It was never finished! Richard in 2020 wrote this poem/narration that you will experience tonight. Richard passed away 4 days after he submitted the piece, which he worked on for nine months. Terry Alexander speaks Richard’s words beautifully!


5 years later after accruing enough equipment from having done several successful commercials the company Latent Image scraped enough money to make the cult classic “Night of the Living Dead”


That young man was George A Romero


Please donate so the world can see this fascinating short film!

-Suzanne Romero


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