by Jim Ridley
on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 11:54 AM
Calling all gutmunchers! Tickets go on sale Friday for a midnight preview screening of George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead at the Belcourt, with director Romero in attendance. It'll be held on Friday, March 21, the same weekend the legendary horror filmmaker will appear at Nashville's Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival. Tickets are $12, with a second preview screening midnight March 22; the film begins a week's regular run at the Belcourt March 28.
Check out the movie's MySpace page, where you have until Friday to vote for four fan films that will appear on the Diary of the Dead DVD release. And to see how it all began, the Downtown Presbyterian Church hosts a free screening tomorrow night at 7 p.m. of Romero's original 1968 Night of the Living Dead—a provocative choice for the church's current Lenten Film Series, organized around the topic of emancipation. Arrive early at 6 p.m. for a light meal, also free—though I'd be kinda wary of the meat.