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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Released 2014
Distributor Kino Lorber

Described as “The first Iranian vampire Western,” A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an audacious take on supernatural lore that makes most genre films seem lazy. Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the story is about a young man addicted to heroin and a young woman addicted to blood. The setting is Iran but was filmed in the tiny town of Taft in Southern California.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.