Bill & Turner Ross

Documentarians Bill and Turner Ross have been painting portraits of American life for over a decade. Their latest film, Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, marks a step in a bold, new direction, blurring the line between fact and fiction. Now available through Film at Lincoln Center, the movie unfolds during the final 24hrs. of a Las Vegas dive-bar. Regulars regale one another with memories of the shuttering institution– a home away from home. It’s a story of a surrogate family, bound together by this bar, forced to confront the end of an era. This week’s bonus episode with Bill and Turner get into how and why this breathtaking piece of work was made.

  • You can watch Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets starting July 10th via Altavod.
  • Two documentaries of Bill and Turner’s are now available on the Criterion Channel.
  • To learn more about Bill and Turner check out their personal website.

Illustrations by: Krishna Shenoi.

Music by: Dylan Peck and Jinsang.

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