At least for a while, I can’t say much about it, but Jeremy Saulnier’s follow up to Blue Ruin, Green Room, is awesome. It’s one of my favorite movies that I’ve seen this year, and there have already been a surprising number of fantastic movies thus far in 2016. It hits theaters soon, and to mark the occasion, A24 dropped a vicious new red band trailer for you to take a look at.
This latest look at Green Room isn’t all that different from what we’ve already seen from the movie, but it gives you the general gist. A young punk band is on the road, and when they take a last-minute show, it turns out they’re playing for a bunch of white supremacists, led by Patrick Stewart like you’ve never seen him before. As if that’s not bad enough, when they witness a murder they weren’t meant to see, they find themselves besieged on all sides by pissed off, heavily armed racists thugs. That’s not going to end well.
This latest trailer captures the brutality of Green Room, what with that broken arm and all, though rest assured, there is much more nasty business to contend with. It’s essentially a kind of play on John Carpenter and contained thrillers from the 1980s and ‘70s where the heroes find themselves trapped in one place and assaulted from all sides.
Green Room again marks Jeremy Saulnier as an exciting new American indie auteur to keep an eye on. Starring Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Imogen Poots, and more, it hits theaters on April 15, and expands wider on April 22 (that’s when it hits Seattle and when my review will drop).