5. Public Events

OCTOBER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 3-4 PM COLLOQUIUM (Dept of English/UHM) Feminism, Gender, & the Horror Genre @ UHM Kuykendall Hall 410

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1 PM & 9PM Voodoo Island (USA, 1957, 76 mins.) Director: Reginald le Borg. Cult B picture with Boris Karloff, filmed on Kaua’i; 6PM – 9 PM ARTafterDark @ Doris Duke Theatre, DEAD ON: ZOMBIETHON!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27: 1 PM Night of the Living Dead (USA, 1968, 96 mins.) Director: George A. Romero. The American classic that popularized the flesh-eating zombie; 4 PM A Panel Discussion on the Zombie Renaissance: Why Now? (for updates on this event, check The Doris Duke Theatre); 7:30 PM Dawn of the Dead (USA, 1978, 126 mins.). Director George A. Romero “The best horror film ever made” (Roger Ebert) -set in a shopping mall. @ Doris Duke Theatre, DEAD ON: ZOMBIETHON!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28: 1 PM & 7 PM Shaun of the Dead (UK, 2004, 94 mins.) Director: Edgar Wright. Groundbreaking zombie comedy set in London. @ Doris Duke Theatre, DEAD ON: ZOMBIETHON!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29: 7:30 PM Juan of the Dead/Juan de los Muertos (Cuba, 2011, 92 mins., Spanish with English Subtitles) Director Alejandro Brugues. Cuba’s first horror comedy! Winner of the Audience Award, Miami Film Festival. @ Doris Duke Theatre, DEAD ON: ZOMBIETHON!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31: 1 PM Dawn of the Dead (USA, 1986, 96 mins.) Director George A. Romero; 7:30 PM: Night of the Living Dead (USA, 1968, 96 mins.) Director: George A. Romero. @ Doris Duke Theatre, DEAD ON: ZOMBIETHON!

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1: 1 PM & 7:30 PM 28 Days Later (UK, 2002, 113 mins.) Director: Danny Boyle. First post-9/11 zombie film featuring fast-moving zombies @ Doris Duke Theatre, DEAD ON: ZOMBIETHON!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 3:30 PM BOOK READING Kyle William Bishop (University of Southern Utah) American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Walking Dead in Popular Culture @ UHM Hamilton Library

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 6:30 PM PRE-SHOW TALK Kyle William Bishop “The Zombie Renaissance: How the Walking Dead Have Come to Dominate Popular Culture” @ UHM Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 5-6:30 PM The Zombie Renaissance: Hidden Meanings of Pop-Culture Texts Panel @ Art Auditorium (UHM)

  • Kathleen Brennan, PhD Student, Dept. of Political Science (UHM), explains the “technological zombie” in cyberpunk science fiction stories, linking this to popular Internet trends such as LOL Cats, OpMegaUnload and Anonymous.
  • Alohalani Brown, PhD student, Dept. of English (UHM), analyzes how approaches to horror genres can be informed by Native Hawaiian epistemology, including Hawaiian understandings about re-animation and the undead.
  • John Friend, PhD Student, Dept. of Political Science (UHM), will take a neuro-philosophical look at the “zombie brain” in the TV series The Walking Dead and novels such as Schlozman/Sparacio’s novel The Zombie Autopsies.
  • Jairus Grove, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science (UHM)will address themes of counter-insurancy, urban spatial aesthetics, and the biopolitical crises in novels (Brook’s World War Z) and films (28 Weeks Later).
  • Cynthia Ward, Associate Professor, Dept. of English (UHM), will trace West African and Haitian origins of “zombi” to slave rebellions, and also critique the historical misappropriation of the concept within US popular culture.
  • Kyle William Bishop, Assistant Professor of English at Southern Utah University and author of American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture (2010), will serve as guest respondent.
  • Debora Halbert, Chair, Dept. of Political Science (UHM), will be the main respondent.
  • Ida Yoshinaga, PhD Student, Creative Writing Program, Dept. of English (UHM), will introduce and facilitate.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 10, 15, 16, & 17, 8 PM; Nov 18 @ 2 PM Uncle Vanya & Zombies @ UHM Kennedy Theatre

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 10:30 PM POST-SHOW Q&A w/ Cast and Crew of Uncle Vanya & Zombies @ UHM Kennedy Theatre

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6:30 PM PRE-SHOW TALK Yining Lin (UHM) A Dramaturgy Uncle Vanya & Zombies @ UHM Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 6:30 PM PRE-SHOW TALK Markus Wessendorf (UHM) Directing Uncle Vanya & Zombies @ UHM Kennedy Theatre

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1 PM BOOK READING Storm Stoker (UHM) Once Upon a Zombie (A Zombie Fairy Tale) @ UHM Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

DECEMBER

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7 PM PUBLIC TALK Sarah Wayne Callies  “Chekhov and Zombies – A Match Made in Heaven”. @ UHM Kennedy Theatre

  • Sarah Wayne Callies grew up in Honolulu. She is a film (Faces in the Crowd) and television actress (Prison Break). One of her best-known roles is as Lori Grimes in AMC’s The Walking Dead

Entry to ArtafterDark: $10, free for museum members

Film admissions: $10 general admissions; $8 museum members

For more information, go to: honolulumuseum.org/373-doris-duke-theatre

DEAD ON: ZOMBIETHON! was organized by Curator of Film Gina Caruso and Assistant Film Curator Abbie Algar (Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art), Dr. Markus Wessendorf (Dept. of Theatre & Dance, UHM) Ida Yoshinaga (Dept. of English, UHM), and Marty Myers, manager of Kennedy Theatre (UHM)

Thanks also to the following co-sponsors: the Dept. of Political Science (UHM), the Academy for Creative Media (UHM), the Dept. of English (UHM), Hamilton Library (UHM), and the International Cultural Studies Certificate Program (UHM/ East-West Center)

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