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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

(Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)

The Girl looking into the distance and wearing a dark chador. The left side of the image is blacked out due to someone is standing in front of the Girl. The unknown person’s finger is touching the Girl’s bottom lip.

This intriguing Iranian vampire film unfolds in the perpetual night of Bad City where "the Girl" searches—sometimes on a skateboard—for her next meal.

Feeding only on "bad men" in this fictional oil town, the Girl's (Sheila Vand) solitary routine is disrupted when she encounters Arash (Arash Marandi), a man who seems…not so bad? Shot in Los Angeles in striking black and white and hovering between dreamlike fantasy and gritty noir, this horror drama—copresented with Ohio State student group Cinéseries—appeals to both lovers of genre films and those searching for something unlike anything they've ever seen. Fans of Jennifer's Body, screening at the Wex the night before, will notice thematic elements in common as well as a late 2000s post-punk song on each film's soundtrack. Catch both screenings to figure out which one! (DCP, 101 mins.)

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"Ms. Amirpour has made a rock ’n’ roll Persian feminist fable in which the character evoked in the title, an emblem of female vulnerability, is also an agent of revenge."
A. O. Scott, New York Times
The Girl looking into the distance and wearing a dark chador. The left side of the image is blacked out due to someone is standing in front of the Girl. The unknown person’s finger is touching the Girl’s bottom lip.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Profile view of the Girl, who is holding a man’s head back. His Adam’s apple is close to her nose. There are posters on the wall behind them.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.

A man with short, dark, wavy hair; a white t-shirt; and aviator glasses. He is smoking a cigarette and leaning against a wooden shed.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.

A woman with long, dark hair with a scarf wrapped around it. She is wearing a trench coat and smoking a cigarette behind a convertible and in front of a wire fence.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.

The Girl standing on a sidewalk with a streetlight shining behind her. She is wearing a long, dark chador and a striped top. The figure of a person is visible on the right side of the image, and the Girl is looking straight at them from the left.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Copresented with Cinéseries.

FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Cardinal Health

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Rohauer Collection Foundation

WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council 
The Wexner Family
National Endowment for the Arts 
Ohio Arts Council
L Brands Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Mike and Paige Crane
Axium Packaging
CampusParc
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Nancy Kramer
Larry and Donna James
Lisa Barton
Johanna DeStefano
Jones Day
Alex and Renée Shumate

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