Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Ana Lily Amirpour writes and directs this Persian vampire horror. Set in the fictional Iranian underworld, in a town known as Bad City, the story follows discontented youngster Arash (Arash Marandi) as he deals with life in the lawless town. His grand dreams of escape are dashed by the antics of his drug addicted father Hossein (Marshall Manesh) who forces his son to give up his vintage car to pay off a debt to his dealer Saeed (Dominic Rains).
Focusing on portrayals of California in popular culture, this collection of new essays traces a central theme of darkness through literature (Toby Barlow, Angela Carter, Joan Didion, Thomas Pynchon, and Claire Vaye Watkins), video games (L.A. Noire), music (Death Grips, Lana Del Rey, and Red Hot Chili Peppers), TV series (True Detective and American Horror Story), and film (Starry Eyes, Southland Tales and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night).