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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.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.