Friday, June 30 | 8 pm
Saturday, July 1 | 8 pm
Sunday, July 2 | 5:30 pm
The follow up to Iranian-American director Ana Lily Amirpour’s hugely successful feature-filmmaking debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), The Bad Batch is a dystopian survival/horror/love story set in an allegorical Texas wasteland. After she is branded as part of the “the Bad Batch”—a group that includes drug addicts, gang members, immigrants, and many others—Arlen (London-born model and emerging actress Suki Waterhouse) is captured and carried off to a community of cannibals where her arm and leg are immediately harvested. Arlen, however, manages an escape, which eventually leads her to the makeshift desert town of Comfort, a place ruled by the Bad Batch, and its cult leader, the Dream (Keanu Reeves). In the meantime, Arlen takes over the care of a young girl, before crossing paths with her hunky father, Miami Man (Jason Momoa, Game of Thrones). Richly imagistic and filled with the director’s ultra cool, already trademark handling of pop music, this Mad Max: Fury Road-style second feature by the under-40 female auteur premiered in competition at last summer’s prestigious Venice International Film Festival.
Note: All screenings of The Bad Batch will be preceded by a special presentation of Ana Lily Amirpour’s 5-minute, English-language short film “Six and a Half” (2009).
Director Ana Lily Amirpour | 2016 | In English | 118 minutes | R (for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity) | DCP