July 24 - July 30, 2020
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
(Dir. Bill and Turner Ross, 2020)
From July 24-30, Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets will be available to stream via Acropolis Cinema and Utopia Films. Acropolis will receive 50% of all revenue.
In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. That's the premise, at least; the reality is as unreal as the world the regulars are escaping from. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is a mosaic of disparate lives, teetering between dignity and debauchery, reckoning with the past as they face an uncertain future, and singing as their ship goes down.
A beautifully empathetic work of art.
- Alissa Wilkinson, VOX
A bit like Joycean prose, the camera in Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets wants to fill in every inch and void, until it is the world.
- Ela Bittencourt, MUBI Notebook
One of the best movies of Sundance. Funny and sad and also much more 'real' than plenty of documentaries that play by the rules.
- A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club
A brilliant, boozy hangout movie... a bold filmmaking experiment from two of the most intriguing directors working in non-fiction today.
- Eric Kohn, Indiewire
With films like Tchoupitoulas and Western, the Rosses have built an oeuvre on the principle of in-between cinema that interrogates filmmaking forms, and Bloody Nose continues and heightens this project.
- Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope
(Available to download after screening date)