You don’t want to miss Green Room. Jeremy Saulnier‘s follow up to the excellent Blue Ruin is among the most intense films that will grace the screen this year. Seriously, this movie is fantastic. The premise revolves around a punk band touring the great Northwest, scraping by from town to town in their rundown van. They play a show at a backwoods club that caters to white supremacists, which goes as well as it possibly could — terribly. Soon, the band is entrapped in the green room of the club, with more race hate and violence outside the door than would be seen at a Donald Trump rally.
If you need further selling on Green Room, allow me to just say this: Patrick Stewart is the head of the white supremacist gang. Yeah, Captain Picard turned in his Starfleet uniform for some Dickies and Doc Martins. Co-starring with Stewart are Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Mark Webber, and Macon Blair.
Green Room opens in New York and Los Angeles on April 15th, 2016 and rolls out nationwide on April 29th, 2016. Don’t just take my word on the greatness of Green Room, watch this latest trailer and get excited. Then get scared. Get very, very scared.
The official synopsis for Green Room:
GREEN ROOM is a brilliantly crafted and wickedly fun horror-thriller starring Patrick Stewart as a diabolical club owner who squares off against an unsuspecting but resilient young punk band. 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. Intense, emotional, and ingeniously twisted, Green Room is genre filmmaking at its best and most original. Saulnier continues to build his reputation as one of the most exciting and distinctive directors working today, with a movie that’s completely different from his previous, highly acclaimed Blue Ruin, but which is just as risk-taking and even more full of twists. The entire cast deliver first-rate performances, but Patrick Stewart gives a transformative and brilliantly devious turn as Darcy-elegant yet lethal, droll yet terrifying, Stewart makes the film simply unforgettable.