ULS to host first public screening of Romero film ‘Jacaranda Joe’

The University Library System will host the first public screening of George A. Romero’s “Jacaranda Joe” on April 12.

In 1994, Romero went to Valencia Community College in central Florida to make a short film about a swamp-dwelling bigfoot called Jacaranda Joe. A copy of the film, which was largely unknown and presumed lost, was discovered in the University Library System’s Romero archive. 

Pitt acquired the archive in 2018 and has been working to catalog the collection. It is the foundation of the library system’s new Horror Studies Collection, headed by Ben Rubin.

The online event, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 12, also will include a discussion with Valencia alums who worked on the film.

Registration is required. Registrants will receive the access link via email.