When the sun begins to set and the shadows grow long, join CSIF and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary for an exciting evening of outdoor cinema in Sunalta Park.
At sundown, we will be screening the short film Strange Territory by Calgary-based artists Ashley Bedet and Jessie Short, and the feature film A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night directed by Ana Lily Amirpour.
Bike in, chill out, bring your own snacks!
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT | DIR. ANA LILY AMIrpOUR (2014) I 101MIN
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town’s most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom… blood red.
Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mashup of genre archetypes and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone-inspired riffs, it’s airy, anamorphic, black and white aesthetic and artfully drawn out scenes combine with simmering tension to make the first Iranian Vampire Western.
STRANGE TERRITORY | DIRS. ASHLEY BEDET AND JESSIE SHORT (2017) I 3:42MIN
Strange Territory follows Shim, a transparent eyeball, in this meditation on the intricacies of pleasure and desire. Erotic fulfilment could very well be equal parts exploration as it is knowing your own self and desires, ridiculous as that playful examination can be.