Film Screening 10/9: “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”

Join us in the Hodges Library auditorium on the second Tuesday of each month for free screenings of independent and foreign films.

This month’s film is A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night — billed as a Persian-language Vampire Western.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Tuesday, October 9
7-9 p.m., Hodges Library auditorium


Runtime: 102 minutes
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Supplier: Kino Lorber Edu
Languages: Farsi

Synopsis:
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town — home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls — is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town’s most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom . . . blood red.

The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up 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 surrealism of David Lynch.

Read more about the Libraries’ film series.

For more information, feel free to contact Michael Deike (mdeike@nullutk.edu) or just drop by the Public Services Desk on the second floor of Hodges Library and ask to talk to Michael about movies!

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