I Walked With a Zombie
Saturday, Aug 27 at 4:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Jacques Tourneur. 1943, 69 mins. 35mm. With James Ellison, Francis Dee, Tom Conway, Edith Barrett, James Bell. Easily the most sophisticated and memorable of the zombie films of the subgenre’s premier era, Tourneur and low-budget producer extraordinaire Val Lewton’s remarkable collaboration is a dreamlike horror fable that loosely reimagines Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. On the fictional Caribbean island Saint Sebastian, a Canadian nurse Betsy Connell (Dee) arrives to care for her new charge, the wife of sugar plantation owner Paul Holland (B-movie horror fixture Conway). The Hollands, of course, are inextricably bound to the Black community on the island through the legacy of the slave trade, and Holland’s wife Jessica becomes a somber emblem of this tragic kinship.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.
Ticketholders may add on a visit to the Living with the Walking Dead exhibition for $10.