Green Room

Synopsis: A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.
Director(s): Jeremy Saulnier
Production: A24 Films
  9 wins & 24 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min




Sam, wake up.

-What's wrong?

- F***.

-What'd you do, tiger?

-When did we crash?

You tell us, a**hole.

-I guess I fell asleep.


With the engine running.

-Fully charged.

Did you kill the battery too?

-You hear the radio?

-There's a skating rink

about 11 miles from here.

Big parking lot.

-Ice skating

or rollerskating?

-Just says they're open.



Hockey players whoop more ass.

-I don't know, dude.

I've seen some pretty

bad-ass roller skaters.

At 7:
00 am?

All right,

I'll come with.





Hey, I work nights,

but I'll catch up

with you guys for breakfast.


-I'm in 2-r up the stairs.

Just crash wherever.

Uh, park in the side lot.

Rear doors tight to the walls

so no one steals your sh*t.

-All right.



These all have mushrooms.

-This dude's legit.


Why? 'Cause he wakes up

at 5:
00 in the morning

to put jizz in his hair?



No. He's true.


Who you callin'?

-Is that your business?

-I get the bills.

-I'm going to bed.

-We're gonna drink.



You were the first

to fall asleep?

-Okay, I'm with the ain't rights

from Washington, D.C.

-Uh, technically, we're

from Arlington.


Nice. Uh, and this is

for seaside hcfm.

-Not for the zine?

I'll do

a print version for that,

but this will run

on our college station.

Uh, if that's cool.



-So, you guys working

on anything new?


Mm, yeah. A few songs.

Maybe enough for,

like, a seven inch.


Sweet. Will you

actually press one?

-Yeah, if we can afford it.


Yeah, no, I really dig

the analog style.

Uh, which brings

me to the fact

you guys are hard to find.

Why no social media presence?


That's because

booking more shows,

selling more records

would blow.

-It's not hard rock.

-No one wants to starve, but...

When you take it all virtual,

you lose...

The texture.

-What do you mean "texture"?

-Just... you gotta be there.

The music is for effect.

It's time and aggression...

-Technical wizardry.

-And it's shared live...

And then it's over.

The energy can't last.

-Unless you're iggy pop.

-Yeah, well good for him,

but I don't think I wanna

be in my 70's still listening

to minor threat.

-But tiger does.

-I won't live to be 70, so...

-Okay, so, uh,

this is a good seg

into one of my traditions.

Uh, for each of you,

name your desert island band.

-Only one?


If I were to

say black sabbath,

would I get

ozzy and dio?

-No caveats.

Just name the band.



No, the damned.


Oh, f*** it. Misfits.

Poison idea.



That's a good one also.


Why don't you say

something, dude?


What about steely Dan?

-Hm. No, candlebox.

-He's a juggalo.

-Uh... uh...

Britney Spears?

-Hey-- hey, you--

you-- you're gonna

edit this, right?

-I can chop it up a bit.

Oh, you should

let it go raw, man.

-Um, when is this gonna air?

Like, maybe we should

plug the show?

-Yeah. Um...

My last show

at the muni center

didn't end well.

Uh, lots of vomit,

some fecal matter.

County commissioner got wind

and pulled my permit.

You guys were

already en route.

-No, you gotta

give us a kill fee.

-We went 90 miles

out of our way.

-I've got a backup lined up.

Um, lunch,

50% cut on the door,

and you guys would headline.

-Is anyone still on the bill?


Turn that sh*t off.

-I gave you my cut.

Uh, the house got theirs,

but I didn't--

-split four ways,

it's six bucks each.


.88 if you just round up...

You dip-sh*t, fashion punk

clown motherf***er.


-Now easy there, jiu-jitsu.

-Yeah. We don't wanna

go to jail, too.

I think you just

ended this tour.

-F*** yes. Let's call it.


All right, so we'd

have to beeline to DC.

We have enough

for one tank.

We'd have to siphon

the rest of the way.


That's not a problem.

We got rice and beans.

-We can head up north.

Take the 80 all the way.

-What the f***

you doing, man?

-Let me call my cousin.

I can get you guys

a solid gig.

-Where? Here?

-Scene is dead.

You'd have to dip

down closer to Portland.


I say we just gank his vinyl.

-All right, so all set.

Uh, matine tomorrow.

Door's at 1:

you guys are on at 3:00.

I texted the addy.

How much?

-Uh, $350.

Minus your tab.

And, um, just so you know,

it's mostly boots

and braces down there.

-Skins? There's some

at every show.

-What? D.M.S.? Sharp?

-Uh, right-wing,

or technically ultra-left,

but not affiliated.

-And your cousin's cool?

Yeah, yeah.

Uh, don't talk politics,

but stick with Daniel.

-I'd tag along,

but he and his girl are

coming here to crash.

Gotta vacuum and sh*t.

-So they're not,

like, burning crosses

or anything, right?

Like, we just play rock?

-Uh, I'd play

your earlier stuff.

Heavier stuff.

I usually keep the originals,

but since this one

never happened...

Can I still

run that interview?


What station is it on?

-Uh, fm 85.5.

Breakfast with champions.


Yo, tad-pole...

I'm sorry I almost

obliterated you, man.

-Not a problem.

Take it easy.

-At least the dude can draw.

-Yeah, it's pretty sweet.

-Yo, pat...

You know, there's something

I've never told people...

Or anyone,

for that matter.


-Was that real? Ew!


Open your window.



-You tad's friends?

-Uh, he sent us.

Are you cousin Dan?



You guys look hammered.


One night at tad's

will do that to you.

And if your girl's

gonna be crashing--

-don't mention that.

-Okay, I was just--

-yeah, no worries whatsoever.

Just shut the f*** up

about it him and me and her.


-Drummer? Drummer?

Using the house kit

or are you using yours?

-I'll use mine.

-Okay. Load in's here.


That's bullshit.

-"Aren't rights"? Yeah.

-Stage rest in here.

Don't block the hallway.

The owner doesn't f*** around

with the fire codes.

Sound check in 15.

You're on in 20.

-Got it.


Hey, tiger...

Are you okay?

-Yeah, I'm fine.


Are these guys not creeps?

--They run a tight ship.

-Except it's a u-boat.

-Hey, y'all...

I got a dumb idea.


Where'd you say

the power supply was?

-It's like a mini-transformer...

-Testing, testing one, two.


Got it!


There's no guitar.

-Or not.

-This was your f***ing idea.

You back out now,

i tell them you're Jewish.


-Evening, ladies and gentlemen.

We are the ain't rights,

or the aren't rights.

Either one...

Two, three, four!


F*** off! Come on!

-Thank you.

That was a cover.

What should we do next?




This one's a treat.

What happened

to fire code?

-Yeah, sorry guys.

We have to make room

for the headliner.

-Cowcatcher, right?

-Big Justin:

Yes. You gotta clear out, okay?

Here you are.

-Thank you.

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Jeremy Saulnier

Jeremy Saulnier (; born 1976) is an American film director, cinematographer and screenwriter. more…

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