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Cannes First Look: Punk Rockers Fight Skinheads in ‘Blue Ruin’ Director Jeremy Saulnier’s ‘Green Room’

Cannes First Look: Punk Rockers Fight Skinheads in 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier's 'Green Room'

Jeremy Saulnier’s second trip to the Quinzaine after “Blue Ruin” will be “Green Room,” a crime thriller that reunites the director with star Macon Blair. The rest of the cast includes Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Mark Webber, Joe Cole, Eric Edelstein, Callum Turner and Kai Lennox.

“Green Room” pits a young punk rock band against a gang of white power skinheads who’ve trapped them in a secluded venue after the rockers witness a horrific act of violence, and all witnesses must go.

First a gifted cinematographer whose credits include “Septien” and “Putty Hill,” Saulnier won the FIPRESCI prize in 2013 for “Blue Ruin,” an inventive, backwater-noir revenge movie. RADiUS-TWC snapped it up out of Cannes, delivering an indie sleeper on VOD and in theaters. All eyes will be on Saulnier this year as he unveils his third feature film after “Ruin” and 2007 horror-comedy “Murder Party.”

“Green Room” is a Broad Green Pictures film.

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