Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

A FILM BY: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
STARRING: Michael Martin, Cheryl Fink, Marc Paradis, John Nerichow, Lowell Landes

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.

Filmmaking duo Bill and Turner Ross (WESTERN, 2015 Sundance Film Festival) return with an elegiac portrait of a tiny world fading away but still warm and beating with the comfort of community. Their beguiling approach to nonfiction storytelling makes for a foggy memory of experience lost in empty shot glasses and puffs of smoke.

Bursting with humanity, grounded in humility, and in love with the poetry of faces” -- RogerEbert.com

“Warm and beautiful without being sentimental” -- Vulture

“An absorbing portrait of drinking life in all its joys—fellowship, high spirits and fleeting, flirty intimacy—and sorrows.” — Washington Post 

Technical Information

Production Year: 2020
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 98 mins
Format: Digital