Ana Lily Amirpour,
"The Bad Batch"
The Texas of the near-future of writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour’s dark comedy The Bad Batch is not friendly to those who choose or are forced to live beyond the fringes of society. Case in point: when Arlen (newcomer Suki Waterhouse) wanders into the desert, she is attacked by the cannibal residents of the Bridge. Despite losing an arm and leg to the Bridge’s Miami Man (Jason Momoa), Arlen escapes certain death and finds refuge in a small town called Comfort. But Arlen is still not out of harm’s way. The Bad Batch also stars an unbilled Jim Carrey as a hobo Arlen encounters en route to Comfort as well as Keanu Reeves as the leader of Comfort who is known among his people as “The Dream.” The California-shot The Bad Batch represents Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow up to her critically directorial debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The Bad Batch, which premiered locally during last year’s Fantastic Fest, opened June 23 in Austin and also is now available on VOD. It is distributed by the Tim League-co-owned Neon.
Aired: June 22, 2017
Web site: http://badbatchfilm.com