Green Room

Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Screenwriters: Jeremy Saulnier

Institute History

  • 2016 Sundance Film Festival


Writer/director Jeremy Saulnier returns to our Spotlight section with another tough-as-nails thriller following his last feature Blue Ruin, which played the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Struggling punk band The Ain’t Rights are in the midst of a failed tour in search for any gig paying enough money to get them the fuck home. The group soon unwittingly find themselves on the afternoon bill at a local skinhead hangout. After the bassist witnesses something horrific backstage, management locks the band in their green room while they sort out the mess. There’s no easy way out of this.

With his third feature film, Jeremy Saulnier can claim the title of reigning badass of American independent cinema. Green Room is a brutal siege thriller that makes swift, logical action set pieces look easy. The cast (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Imogen Poots, Mark Webber) revel in playing these against-type roles—especially Patrick Stewart as the sinister owner of the club.

— Charlie Reff

Screening Details

As you use our Online Archives, please understand that the information presented from Festivals, Labs, and other activities is taken directly from official publications from each year. While this information is limited and doesn't necessarily represent the full list of participants (e.g. actors and crew), it is the list given to us by the main film/play/project contact at the time, based on the space restrictions of our publications. Each entry in the Online Archives is meant as a historical record of a particular film, play, or project at the time of its involvement with Sundance Institute. For this reason, we can only amend an entry if a name is misspelled, or if the entry does not correctly reflect the original publication. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]