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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. Click here to rent.


If you'd like to offer additional support, you can make a tax

deductible donation to Acropolis by clicking here​.

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

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