August 13, 2009

NEW DETAILS: Toronto Zombie Walk to Honour George A. Romero (Sept 12)

As I last reported on Monday, George A. Romero will be appearing in Toronto on Sept 12 for a special Toronto Zombie Walk in his honour. The regular Toronto Zombie Walk is happening on October 24th, but a special walk dubbed the "Toronto Zombie Walk: Special Director's Cut" will be taking place on September 12th to celebrate the man, his work, and the premiere of Survival of the Dead that night at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here are the official details from www.torontozombiewalk.ca

Toronto Zombie Walk: Special Director’s Cut Edition

When there’s no more room in hell, the dead shall walk “Toronto”.

On October 1st, 1968 George A. Romero, Director of Night of the Living Dead, made “Zombies” a horrific house hold name.

On September 12, 2009, join us for a special Zombie Walk, a “Special Director’s Cut Edition”, to mark the North American premiere of George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead in the Midnight Madness selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. Aside from paying a fitting tribute to George Romero on the event of his newest film, we will also be celebrating Romero’s recent status as a bona fide Canadian citizen and Toronto resident!

Toronto has truly become the city of the living dead.

Walk Information:
Date: September 12, 2009
Meet Time: 3 pm
Walk Starts: 3:30pm
End Time: 6 pm

Locations:
Beginning: Alexandra Park (Bathurst/Dundas)
End: Dundas Square where George A. Romero will greet the Zombies. Mr. Romero will then speak, followed by an outdoor screening of Night of the Living Dead.

Route:
• Begin at Alexandra Park (Dundas/Bathurst)
• South along Bathurst to Queen
• East along Queen St to Yonge Street
• Yonge Street, north to Dundas Square

Get to Alexandra Park by 3:00pm to be eligible for a zombie raffle and chances to win still wriggling prizes.

George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead screens at 11:59PM on September 12 at The Ryerson as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. Special advance tickets will be on sale exclusively at Midnight Madness booth at the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear August 29-30, 2009. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 4th at 7am. There is also The Midnight Madness Package (a ticket to each film in the series) for $156.51, and is available to students and seniors for $100 (prices do not include GST, building-fund fee and service charges).

Tickets and packages can be purchased online at tiff.net/thefestival, by phone at 416-968-FILM or 1-877-968-FILM (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., closed weekends and holidays) or in person at the Festival Box Office at Nathan Phillips Square (Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week), located at 100 Queen Street West, in the white tent, west of the square. The 34th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 19, 2009.

* The zombie walk route is subject to change*