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Directed by Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow

United States, Italy 1964 86 mins.

The most faithful adaptation of sci-fi novelist and Twilight Zone writer Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend stars Vincent Price as a solitary survivor of a disease that transforms the population into living shells of their former selves. “(George) Romero always said that he got his ideas from Richard Matheson’s novel I am Legend, but looking at Night of the Living Dead it seems like the first film adaptation of that book, The Last Man on Earth, was the real influence.”—Birth.Movies.Death.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.