Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

Balkan Dox

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

United States
2020 — 98 min / Colour

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Synopsis

Enter a Las Vegas dive bar on its final night before closing. The inhabitants are as shabby and unremarkable as you might expect, at first glimpse at least. When sticking around to observe them for an entire night, you begin to understand the humanity of these so-called societal rejects and failures. Sure, they might be unshowered, wreaking of booze and cigarettes, and unable to come up with a single answer to Jeopardy! but they are people who crave and deserve a sense of belonging just as much as any 9 to 5 office employee. There's a heart to this story that offers a dash of hope. Then the bar closes and everyone moves on.

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Directors' Biography

Bill Ross born in Sidney, Ohio in 1980, he works with his brother Turner. For their documentary 45365, a portrait of their home town, the two directors received numerous awards including Best Documentary Feature at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. They followed it three years later with Tchoupitoulas about their second home of New Orleans. Turner Ross born in Sidney, Ohio in 1982. Working with his brother, the two form the Ross Brothers filmmaking team.

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Director

Bill Ross

Turner Ross

Producer

Michael Gottwald

Chere Theriot

Cinematography

Bill Ross

Turner Ross

Editing

Bill Ross

Sound

Tom Efinger

Screenings & Awards

Sundance , United States, 2020

Berlinale, Germany, 2020

True/False FF, United States, 2020
True Vision Award

CPH:DOX, Denmark, 2020

DokuFest, Kosovo, 2020