Bloody Nose Empty Pockets
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: Bill Ross, Turner Ross Run Time: 98 min. Release Year: 2020
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.