Boondocks Film Society and Movies @ The Warner presents the visually stunning 2014 film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and a pre-film performance by world-renowned recording artist Simon White on Saturday January 21st at 7pm in Torrington – with a portion of the proceeds benefiting protests from For basic human rights in Iran.
The evening will also include a happy hour with craft cocktails inspired by the movies, a souvenir poster designed by an artist, and more to be announced closer to the date. The event will take place at Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, which will be donning dark colors and ominous shades for the occasion.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an Iranian western vampire, set in a largely abandoned oil refinery town called Bad City, where local men have been dying in such numbers that corpses are starting to fill the local sewer. Directed by Anna Lilly Amirpour, an outspoken critic of the Iranian government and supporter of the ongoing protests, the film balances a slew of elegance—lush black-and-white landscapes; A singular soundtrack and touches like a vintage ’57 T-Bird and a heroine obsessed with turntables and skateboards – with a major distortion of Iran’s oppressive patriarchy. The film was released to near-universal acclaim and earned several best-of lists in 2014.
“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an amazing deal,” says Jeff Palvini, co-founder of Pondox. “He’s got the hip breakup of a Jim Jarmusch movie, and the choppy, groovy visuals of something like Let the Right One In, along with the subtle but scathing cultural critique of Buñuel or Fellini.”
As the fourth collaboration between Boondocks and Warner, this promises to be a truly memorable evening of film, music, craft cocktails, community and more – and a great opportunity to show support for the young people who are risking their lives to stand up for women’s rights in Iran.
Tickets are available now for $20 at warnertheater.org or by calling the box office at (860) 489-7180 - food and drink sold separately.
Boondocks Film Society is a semi-immersive pop-up event series pairing a Rep-house movie with unique venues throughout the Litchfield Hills, Berkshires and Hudson Valley. Working with area artists and creative companies, Boondocks builds events around some of our favorite movies, complete with themed live music, craft cocktails inspired by the movies, movie-themed menus created by chefs, artist-designed souvenir posters and more. Through thoughtful programming and creative partnerships, Boondocks has set out to push the boundaries of what is shown in our region, highlighting some of the region’s best creative talent, including filmmakers, musicians, poster artists, chefs, mixologists, sculptors, puppeteers, and more.
The Warner Theater is a performing arts center located in the heart of downtown Torrington, CT’s cultural district. The theater began in 1931 as the original Warner Bros. Studios movie palace. Today, Warner operates year-round and features a variety of productions including live national touring performances, company plays, musicals, dance, stand-up comedy, film screenings, opera simulcasts, high school graduations, community theater, competitions, and more. Special events enrich the cultural community.
Warner Theater is supported by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts.
The mission of the Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts is to preserve the Warner Theater as a historic landmark, to enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point for community engagement, and to meet the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.
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