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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets 15 rating

There goes the neighbourhood! It’s the last night ever at the Roaring 20’s cocktail lounge, and all’s fair in boozy truths and wavy fictions.

Drama-documentary 2020 99 mins

Director: Bill Ross and Turner Ross



It’s the closing night party at an American dive bar and it ain’t over til it’s over. Michael’s losing his couch, Pam has some things to get off her chest and who knows where the night will take us. The warmth of a pub jukebox spills out like liquor, behind the laughter, heart-to-hearts and enveloping ruby lighting. New friends are made in this last chance saloon, where the locals prop up the bar, along with each other. But where does authenticity start and stop in the ways we get to know one another and the personas we perform? In the semi-constructed circumstances of this compellingly ambiguous film, director brothers Bill and Turner Ross tap into the community spirit that local bars engender and the real connections people make in unexpected places.