Ana Lily Amirpour Shorts Program

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Ana Lily Amirpour Shorts Program

  1. Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film A Little Suicide
Ana Lily Amirpour’s short films have played at festivals around the world, including the Berlinale, BFI London, Edinburgh, IKFF Hamburg, Slamdance, New York City International Film Festival, and Seoul Korea Children’s Festival. In 2011, Amirpour was one of five filmmakers chosen by the Berlinale to shoot a film, funded by the Medienboard in Germany. The outcome was A Little Suicide, an intricate film that mixed stop-motion animation with live-action footage, which was a nominee for the 2012 Berlin Today Awards. This program includes works from 2009–13. Director Ana Lily Amirpour is scheduled to be present. (HD Presentation)

Ana Lily Amirpour

Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2014, Ana Lily Amirpour is an Iranian-American director, writer, producer, and actor who is most known for her feature-film debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, an “Iranian vampire spaghetti western” that rocked the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Born in England and settled in Bakersfield, Calif., she attended art school at San Francisco State University and graduated from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Amirpour has been making films since she was 12 years old: “I make films to make friends,” “It’s just me, lonely, trying to figure out how to be a human being.” Her second feature, The Bad Batch, won the Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. The “post-apocalyptic cannibal love story,” as she describes it, is “Road Warrior meets Pretty in Pink with a dope soundtrack” and opens in 2017.