A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
Thursday, December 18th
One SHOW only, 8:15PM at the Nugget Theater
“This is what cinema was invented for.” – David Thomson, New Republic
This Iranian vampire cinematic masterpiece, and first feature from director Ana Lily Amirpour, is being hailed as one of the best films of the year and follows the shadowy, black-and-white hued story of a vampire known only as “The Girl” (played beautifully by Sheila Vand).
“The shadows are so pitch-black that she is able to stalk the streets in her full chador practically undetected. She hides almost completely in the liquidy black, revealing herself to her victims from across the wide expanse of vacant lots or abandoned parks. At one point, she skateboards down the middle of an empty dark street, her chador flowing behind her like gigantic black bat wings,” wrote RogerEbert.com, “Amirpour lets all the images do all of the work for her, a huge strength of the film… a film about film, a fresh and exciting re-imagining of a well-work oft-told genre.”
“Ana Lily Amirpour’s moody, extraordinary take on previously tired horror tropes is unlike anything you’ve had the pleasure of previously checking out… this spooky, gorgeous mash-up doubles as the introduction to a major filmmaking talent.” – Rolling Stone
99 minutes • Unrated • Farsi with English Subtitles • No Nugget Passes, please.