It’s safe to say that Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room is one of The A.V. Club’s most anticipated movies of the spring. Following up his genre-revitalizing Blue Ruin with a similarly bold and bloody thriller, Saulnier is carving out his own demented corner of cinema, making his name one to keep tabs on. At least, those who have seen Green Room already seem to think so—in his review, A.A. Dowd said it’s “a rare gift from the genre gods: a nasty, punk-as-fuck midnight movie made by a genuine artist.” That’s high praise.
Green Room opens in limited release tomorrow, with an expanded roll-out over the course of the month, but The A.V. Club and A24 have an opportunity for you to see it early and for free. We’re thrilled to sponsor a number of special event screenings across the country on April 21 at 7 p.m. We’re giving away 30 admit-two passes to the event in each of the following cities:
For your chance to win a pair of passes to one of the advance screenings, simply follow the link here, select your preferred screening city, and enter your information. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to guarantee yourself a seat. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“Down on their luck punk rockers The Ain’t Rights are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to be a third-rate gig escalates into something much more sinister when they witness an act of violence backstage that they weren’t meant to see. Now trapped backstage, they must face off against the club’s depraved owner, Darcy Banker (Stewart), a man who will do anything to protect the secrets of his nefarious enterprise. But while Darcy and his henchmen think the band will be easy to get rid of, The Ain’t Rights prove themselves much more cunning and capable than anyone expected, turning the tables on their unsuspecting captors and setting the stage for the ultimate life-or-death showdown.”