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.