WHAT WE DO
RESTORE THE AMUSEMENT PARK
In partnership with IndieCollect, The GARF is pleased to announce that the restoration of the early George A. Romero film entitled The Amusement Park is finished. This is the first in what the GARF hopes will be a culture of preservation and restoration of the works of independent filmmakers in the Pittsburgh area and beyond.
"Although not a horror film in the traditional sense, this recruitment film is disturbing in its depiction of societal indifference to aging. Even though it’s early in his career, it’s a fascinating look at the footprint of Romero’s cinematic style."
"George Romero’s 'Amusement Park’ fulfills it’s goal to alert any audience to the many trials and challenges of growing older. Increasing life-expectancy, fostered by the growth of science and technology, has also increased national debt and made the term ‘unsustainable,’ a frightening description of both Social Security and Medicare. After forty-five years, the film creatively challenges us all to preserve a brighter future."
Walton Cook, Writer of The Amusement Park
RESTORATION PHASE 3 (JANUARY- JUNE 2020)
It’s Official! The Amusement Park Is Coming Soon!
From the Hollywood Reporter:
The 'Night of the Living Dead' creator's newly restored "lost" 1973 feature is being shopped at the Cannes Virtual Market.
Yellow Veil Pictures has picked up the worldwide sales rights to The Amusement Park, a newly-restored "lost" film by zombie movie pioneer George A. Romero.
The art house genre sales outfit will start shopping the 1973 feature at the Cannes virtual market this week. The Amusement Park, commissioned from Romero by the Lutheran Society, stars Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies, and humiliations of aging in America are illustrated by his journey among roller coasters and chaotic crowds.
AMUSEMENT PARK SCREENING AT MOMA!
On Saturday, January 11, 2020, New York’s Museum of Modern Art will screen The Amusement Park as part of its To Save and Project Initiative. Members of The GARF’s board and advisory board will be in attendance.
RESTORATION PHASE 2
IndieCollect has been working hard to restore The Amusement Park. The GARF is delighted that thanks to your donations, we have raised roughly half of what we need to complete the project. We hope that the film will be ready by the end of the summer for a premier this fall and subsequent series of screenings throughout the United States. In the meantime, please continue to spread the word, donate to the project, and enjoy some of the goodies that we’ve uncovered during the restoration and archiving process.
RESTORATION PHASE 1
The GARF has chosen IndieCollect to restore The Amusement Park. Sandra Schulberg and members of her talented team are already hard at work. The GARF and IndieCollect plan to showcase a teaser for the film at the upcoming Brooklyn Academy of Music retrospective, Living with the Dead: The Films of George A. Romero.
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