Ana Lily Amirpour, photo credit Charles Ramírez Berg
First off - if you don't want to hear a bunch of off-color language, drug references and vulgar sexual metaphors, go watch something else right now. It's cool. However, to really get an idea about Ana Lily Amirpour's aesthetic, you kind of need to ride along on this bumpy road for a while.
On Friday night, 280 people joined us for a screening of A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT with Amirpour.
After the thunderous applause died down, she and I sat down for a very memorable Q&A. She extolled the creative virtues of certain hallucinogens, used very precise salty language to describe abstract filmmaking concerns and even gave a couple in the audience a suggestion for making their intimate moments "juicier."
It was really special and no one who was there will forget the experience, or the brilliance and exuberance of Lily's spirit. We're all waiting for her next film impatiently.