Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020)

The dive bar is its own unique gathering place. It has the same sense of community as a church, but with bawdier conversation, more colourful characters and a few more passed-out people at closing time. Bill and Turner Ross’s Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is an elegy to a particular brand of drinking establishment: low-key, without sleek design or expensive flare, but where, like in the sitcom bar, everybody knows your name.

Jeremy Mathews, Eye for Film

After impressing Sundance audiences, the unconventional semi-constructed documentary shows life in a Vegas dive bar as it closes down.

Charles Bramesco, The Guardian

  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: N/A
  • Distribution: Cinephil
  • Cinematography: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross
  • Editing: Bill Ross IV
  • Music: Casey Wayne McAllister
  • Sound: Kyle Sheehan

Collaboration