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Vampire Planet: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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Central Library Downtown
Wed Oct 10, 6–8 pm

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Recommended by Sean Nelson

Just when you thought there was no gas left in the tank of revisionist vampire cinema, along comes A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a tale billed as “the first Iranian vampire western.” Though it’s unlikely to become a crowded field, this black-and-white Farsi-language gem is rich in allusive metaphor (blood-oil-sex-religion) and deep, dark texture. First-time writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour comes by her genre bona fides honestly, via a palette of cinematic and literary influences—Jim Jarmusch most strikingly, but also Leos Carax, Jim Thompson, and Raymond Chandler—not usually seen in horror films of any nationality. In the opening scene, a lean, rockabilly-styled kid rescues a stray cat and walks languidly through the sun-blanched streets of the deserted desert town Bad City. As he crosses a small bridge, you only casually notice the ravine full of corpses below his feet, and understand that you’re in for a smart, super-creepy film that demands and rewards close attention.

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Central Library

1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-4636
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
Sunday, 12-6pm

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  • Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
    Sunday, 12-6pm
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This event is in the past.
  • Wed Oct 10, 6–8 pm
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