THE BAD BATCH
June 16, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Outside the Box [Office], VICE Films, Annapurna Pictures, and NEON, invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of
The Bad Batch
Written & Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
Produced by SCA Alumna Megan Ellison, Danny Gabai, and Sina Sayyah
Followed by a Q&A with Ana Lily Amirpour, Moderated by David Lerner
7:00 P.M. on Friday, June 16th, 2017
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Official Selection: 2016 Venice Film Festival (Winner: Special Jury Prize, Ana Lily Amirpour)
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival – Vanguard | 2016 Fantastic Fest | 2017 Overlook Film Festival
Opens in Los Angeles and On Demand on Friday, June 23rd, 2017
About The Bad Batch
The highly anticipated follow-up to Amirpour’s acclaimed directorial debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she'll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you're standing next to.
Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, and Keanu Reeves star. THE BAD BATCH was produced by Annapurna Pictures and VICE Media.
About the Guest
ANA LILY AMIRPOUR (Writer, Director)
Ana Lily Amirpour made her first film at age 12, a horror movie starring guests of a slumber party. She has a varied background in the arts including painting and sculpting, and was bass player and front-woman of an art rock band, before moving to Los Angeles to make films.
Amirpour's feature directorial debut was A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), self described as "the first Iranian vampire spaghetti western". The film built up significant buzz when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was the opening selection for the New Directors/New Films screening series at the MoMA in New York City. The film went on to win the "Revelations Prize" at the 2014 Deauville Film Festival and the Carnet Jove Jury Award, as well as the Citizen Kane Award for Best Directorial Revelation from the Sitges Film Festival.
Upon the film's premiere, VICE Media Chief Creative Officer Eddy Moretti, whose company released the film, called Amirpour "the next Tarantino". The New York Times's A.O. Scott also remarked that the film had a "Jim Jarmusch-like cool" and a "disarmingly innocent outlaw romanticism." In the wake of the film's release, Filmmaker named her to their 2014 list of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. At the 2014 Gotham Awards, Amirpour was given the Bingham Ray Award, bestowed upon an emerging filmmaker whose work exemplifies a distinctive creative vision and stylistic adventurousness that stands apart from the mainstream.
Her second film, the savage-cannibal-fairytale, The Bad Batch, stars Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Giovanni Ribisi, and is produced by Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures, alongside Vice Films.
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Check-In & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
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