Fans of this blog know that we are huge devotees of the Iranian vampire spaghetti western, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. We’ve drawn a line between it and Emily Dickinson and just straight up obsessed over it. I likened the afterglow of the film to a pesky high-school crush. You can’t stop thinking about it. Your friends get sick of hearing about it. And it’s all thanks to Ana Lily Amirpour, the writer and director behind the film.
She’s currently working on her follow-up, The Bad Batch, which will star Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, and Jason Momoa. The movie is described as “a post-apocalyptic cannibal love story set in a Texas wasteland” and will feature “a wicked techno & western-laced soundtrack.” It sounds amazing enough to be an April Fools joke. But, rest assured, it's real. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to feast our eyes on that bad boy for a while, so we have two options.
First, our buddies at Film School Shorts just YouTube premiered I Feel Stupid, a 2012 short—written by Amirpour and directed by Bay Area native Milena Pastreich—about how awkward and stupid puberty can be. In addition to being super relatable, the film features this Angela Chase-esque angsty rant on Facebook: “We're all already fake so Facebook is just kind of like Be even faker! so now real people have to be fake to be real.” So deep. Check out the short in its entirety:
Your second option is to watch A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night again or for the very first time (I’m so jealous of you, if this is the case) at Oakland’s The New Parkway Theater tonight or on April 2, 4-5 or 7-8, 2015. You won't regret it.