Directed by Grace Lee
Running Time: 91 minutes
Following the success of her first feature film, THE GRACE LEE PROJECT, Grace Lee once again applies her award-winning talents as a film documentarian in her next film, but from a slightly different angle. AMERICAN ZOMBIE stars Lee as herself as she documents the lives of her next film subjects: zombies in Los Angeles.
The marginalized yet growing zombie population of Los Angeles is becoming a nuisance to the living, but are they simply misunderstood? Lee tells the story of four diverse members of the "living dead" community that create art, date the living and empower their community. Only when we listen to and understand their stories do we fully understand how very little separates the living from the undead.
Told with straight-faced dry wit and a hilariously sarcastic tone, AMERICAN ZOMBIE is a 91-minute tongue-in-cheek production. Careful to simultaneously fulfill and shatter zombie movie expectations, Lee pulls no punches as she mercilessly pokes fun at, among other things, the (living) population of L.A., the zombie movie genre, and herself.
Official Selection: 2007 Slamdance Film Festival 2007 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival