“Director Ana Lily Amirpour’s on-screen expressiveness are only to be topped by her in-person energy,” says Alamo Drafthouse founder/CEO Tim League. “She’s going to be live in Austin and has just two priorities for her stay: eat delicious meat and hang out with some upstanding Texans.”On hand for the evening? A special barbecue menu inspired by THE BAD BATCH and prepared by Micklethwait Craft Meats on-site so that guests can literally sink their teeth into the action. The event will also see the debut of Black Star Brewing Cooperative’s limited edition Bad Batch Ale, a smoked session ale brewed with peachwood smoked malt and a touch of lemon verbena.
The night’s festivities are also set to include pre-show entertainment, an explosive and appropriately weird Dad’s Day photo booth, and what promises to be a raucous post-movie party.
“I am so excited to be a part of this cinematic, sonic and culinary orgy of raw unadulterated fun, that I’m making this my Father’s Day agenda,” says League.
THE BAD BATCH is the second film from Ana Lily Amirpour, and it’s a heck of a wild ride that the Austin Chronicle called “astonishing, gripping… and strikingly unique.” In an undefined future, society’s unwanted are exiled to a Texas wasteland, left to their own strange devices. This is the world into which Arlen (Suki Waterhouse, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES) finds herself thrust, wandering among bodybuilding cannibals and acid-dropping cult leaders. A modern inheritor of the true, Jodorowsky-inflected midnight movie style, THE BAD BATCH is a trip unlike any have taken in recent years.