Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Friday, 7/24 – Thursday, 8/6

Watch Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets. $10.

On the eve of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and on its final night before closing, a Las Vegas dive bar becomes a stage where its employees and barflies commiserate one last time. Filmmaking brothers Bill and Turner Ross train their keenly observed quasi-fiction on the lived-in atmosphere of a haunt, whose massed warmth and love conceal its patron’s worries—at least for a little while. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is a carefully constructed yet oddly affecting record of an American sensibility at once straining to survive and ready for the end.

"Its moral identity aside, this is a staggering piece of filmmaking. The Rosses have a keen command of picture and motion; their film is riveting from the jump, swiftly and totally enveloping us in the bonhomie of Michael and his bleary company. Maybe the non-reality of it all isn’t worth fretting about." — Boston Globe

  • Director: Bill Ross and Turner Ross
  • Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary Fiction blend


  • Wed, 8/5 — 11:59 pm
  • Thu, 8/6 — 11:59 pm

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