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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Directed by: Bill and Turner Ross | 2020 | 1h 38m | Unrated

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FREE SCREENING: 1/13
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THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
All attendees must RSVP before 3:00pm on January 13th to participate.
Registered attendees will receive an email at 5:45pm with a screening link & password to view the film, as well as a link to join in on the post-film Q&A discussion.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL SCREENING ONLY AND WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE AT OUR SOUTH BEACH THEATER**

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Co-presented by O Cinema and Oolite Arts,
This micro-budget feature film screening launches Oolite Arts’ Cinematic Arts Residency application, and is followed by a post-film discussion. Featuring an online free screening of BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS and followed by a post-film discussion with directors Bill and Turner Ross & Oolite Arts Cinematic Arts Manager Danelle Bender.

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.

Please click HERE to get more information about the Cinematic Arts Residency: Info Session #1

POST-FILM Q&A:

Please click HERE to join the post-film Q&A (via Zoom).

“By the time that the sun is up and Peggy Lee is singing “Is That All There Is?”, Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets has proven to be an impressively affecting and even slightly tragic piece about the homes away from home that provide comfort, as well as just how fleeting that comfort can feel in the bright light of day.”
– THE PLAYLIST

“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.”
– VANITY FAIR

“The film is a beautifully empathetic work of art.”
– VOX