Just listen to this premise: In Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch, a wall is erected on America’s southern border, and undesirables are sent below and left to fend for themselves. It’s a rich idea that speaks volumes in our current political state, but Amirpour’s film (which was completed long before her fiction drew strong parallels to the present) finds a way to turn that scary idea into a love letter for the marginalized – this one’s a truly prescient film that strikes a deep nerve while dancing to its own beat. Don’t worry though, if all you want is an insane experience with stunning visuals and shocking bouts of cannibalism, the film delivers.

Here’s my glowing review from last year’s Beyond Fest, check out the trailer below and be on the lookout for a June 23rd theatrical date.

SG