Ana Lily Amirpour’s highly anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed vampire western, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is a unique post-apocalyptic thriller that’s part Mad Max, part Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and all Amirpour. In the apocalypse-ravaged America of the future, a young woman named Arlen (Suki Waterhouse, Insurgent), one of thousands of citizens deemed unacceptable to society (and thus labeled as part of “the bad batch”), is unceremoniously dumped into a hostile desert wasteland fenced off from civilized society.
“A savage dystopian fairy tale … a surreally atmospheric, post-feminist genre spin.” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
While wandering in her desert exile, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight for her very existence in this human-eat-human world. Managing to escape, Arlen encounters and befriends one of her former captors (Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones) – but will the two of them be able to survive in a world gone wild? With electrifying visuals, a score to die for and a stellar cast including Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Diego Luna and Giovanni Ribisi, Amirpour has created another cinematic genre-bender that is as un-categorizable as her first. (Dir. by Ana Lily Amirpour, USA, 2016, 123 mins., which includes a short film, Rated R)
*This feature will be preceded by the short film, Six and a Half, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour.