George Romero's indie zombie classic gets a pounding live score
New York underground music act Morricone Youth takes its name from Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer of some of the most popular film scores ever written. Morricone Youth create new soundtracks to classic films and perform them live.
For Sydney Festival, Morricone Youth will be doing two film screenings: Mad Max (1979) and Night of the Living Dead. George A Romero's 1968 film was hugely influence and successful, a landmark in modern horror genre and also a potent commentary on racism.
Morricone Youth will bring analogue electonics, twanging surf guitars and pounding Krautock rhythms to this now 50-year-old story of the dead rising in Pittsburgh.