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The Las Vegas skyline is littered with unfinished high-rises, the ostentatious displays of wealth from unknown developers. In the shadows of the cranes, a beloved neighborhood dive bar is closing its doors. Shot on the final day of operation, coincidentally (or not) right after the 2016 election, BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS watches with equal parts love, recognition and amusement as a small but devoted clientele stop by for the final night of drinking. The festivities are lovely and low-key at first, but emotions heighten as the liquor keeps pouring—and soon the camera is dancing with the barflys, listening in on their intense conversations, and tagging along for delightful shenanigans. A tour de force of construction, this magical, atmospheric film operates simultaneously as a moving portrait of a bar family, a bittersweet state of the nation, and an ecstatic simulation of inebriation. (Synopsis from True/False Film Fest)
“Nothing lasts forever, not even the grimiest, most grizzled bar in town, a place that seems older than time. The film is a beautifully empathetic work of art.” —Alissa Wilkinson, Vox “A grand cinematic deception and a bold filmmaking experimentation from two of the most intriguing directors working in non-fiction today.” —Eric Kohn, IndieWire
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