Irish Film Institute -GREEN ROOM


Director: Jeremy Saulnier

95 mins, USA, 2015, Digital

This film was released 13th May 2016, and is no longer screening.

★★★★★ The Irish Times

In this taut and violent thriller, writer- director Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to Blue Ruin (2013), touring punk band
The Ain’t Rights are having difficulty getting well-paying gigs. After one particularly disastrous show, the promoter tries to make amends by getting them on the bill at his cousin’s roadhouse in rural Oregon. Alienating the skinhead, white supremacist crowd with a lively cover of the Dead Kennedys’ Nazi Punks Fuck Off, their planned retreat is made more complicated by stumbling across the immediate aftermath of a murder. With the neo-Nazis determined to eliminate all witnesses, the band and the victim’s best friend barricade themselves backstage, and try to find a way out of their increasingly dangerous predicament.

With a cast including Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, and Patrick Stewart, playing very much against type as the supremacists’ sinister leader, it’s a gripping and unnerving film. (Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

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