A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Free Film Screening)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), has been called the "first Iranian vampire Western." It is set in the Iranian ghost town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, where the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome skateboarding vampire. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is critically acclaimed and was chosen to screen in the "Next" program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The discussion after the film will be led by Samhita Sunya, from UVA's Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies.
Furious Women on Film: A Free Series About Badass Women is sponsored by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, Light House Studio at Vinegar Hill Theater, UVA Arts & the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts, and UVA Department of Media Studies. This series aims to remind us of—and in many cases, to celebrate—the myriad ways that women fight back against the hostile climate in which they live and work. The selected films represent different genres, elevating marginalized voices (race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class) with both female and male directors. Talkback sessions will follow each screening.