Movies

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

(2014, Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour)
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Welcome to Ana Lily Amirpour's uncanny alternate universe, in which New Wave film, gothic horror, Queer cinema, and the Hollywood Western all congregate along the borders of a fictional Persian town. Equal parts contemporary Iran and "pure cinema," "Bad City" is a place of both dreams and nightmares, as embodied in the mysterious figure of a young woman who haunts its streets—alone, and always at night . . .

Free and open to the public.


Part of the 2016–2017 film series at the Schlesinger Library.

Famously, one is "not born a woman, but made." But what is she before?

This year-long film series will explore the power, precarity, and politics of "girlhood" through popular mythologies of "the girl" in narrative arts and visual culture.

Each evening's feature presentation will feature a brief introductory program of opening remarks, film shorts, and/or selected readings.

Curated by Katie B. Kohn, a doctoral candidate in the PhD program in film and visual studies through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.