United States 2020, 98 min, English
In only 24 hours, this dive bar, the Roaring 20s, will close forever. Emotions run high as the regulars come to have one last round at the popular watering hole on the fringes of Las Vegas, where the city’s glitz and glamour cannot reach. For some, this place was home; others came here to get away from other homes. Now, they drink and cry, drink and dote on each other, drink, and tell colorful personal stories. The impending goodbye pushes them to do the things they never dared to do—things they would be remembered for, if not as mythical characters, at least as glamorous ones. As last call approaches, the film gains momentum until the boundary between truth and illusion comes crashing down, revealing a nostalgic requiem for a place that could have existed—but never did.
Previous Festivals: Sundance, Berlinale