Mount Vernon, Washington

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Friday, Jul 31 (All day) to Thursday, Aug 20 (All day)





Bloody NoseEmpty Pockets is a carefully constructed yet oddly affecting record of an American sensibility at once straining to survive and ready for the end.

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.

Directed by Bill and Turner Ross

"An intoxicating blend of documentary and fiction, Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets surveys the bar-going life with a remarkably sober eye." Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

"An incredible piece of direct cinema– Indiewire

“remids us that we're constantly reinventing and performing ourselves” - Vox

“a sober-eyed document of our times” - Hollywood Reporter

USA | English | 2020 | Comedy, Documentary, Drama | 135 minutes | NR

$10 for a 48 hour rental period. Use the code 'lincoln" for a $1 discount. 50% of your ticket purchase directly supports the Lincoln Theatre, while the remainder support independent filmmaking & distribution.

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