A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (1/2, 9:50pm)

“Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town — home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls — is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, a most unusual love story blossoms blood-red. The debut feature Ana Lily Amirpour, cinema’s first Iranian vampire western basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful stew of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno, and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the weird surrealism of David Lynch. Above all, Amirpour’s tale of love and squalor is fun. Why else would a vampire ride a skateboard?” (Sundance Film Festival)
Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014, DCP, 99 min.

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