LAUREN WALLACH's writing has appeared in Electric Literature, Joyland, Requited, and The Collagist. She lives in Brooklyn.
Bad City Nocturne: Ana Lily Amirpours A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightBy Lauren Wallach
In a desolate, industrial town known only as Bad City, a young man, Arash, is hijacking a chubby cat from a vacant lot. He passes a few strange, iconic characters who will reappear later in the filma young boy begging for money, and a male cross-dresserand significant locations, like a bridge over a dry ravine, full of dead bodies. A whimsical, eerie gypsy tango plays as Arash walks through deserted dirt roads with the cat in his arms.