22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Blue Ruin

USA, 2013: 92 Minutes: Alberta Premiere
Archives 2014
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Wed, Apr 9 7:30 PM Buy


Festival favourite BLUE RUIN is quickly proving itself as one of the best thrillers of the decade. Dwight (Macon Blair) is a hapless young drifter, living out of his car and trying to stay ahead of his personal demons. He’s seeking out the man who ruined his life. He fi nds him, though revenge is anything but sweet, and the would-be assassin gets more than he bargained for. Revenge comes with a price, and Dwight quickly finds himself caught in a spiral of violence he’s unable to escape. Now a fugitive and on the run, he must race against time to protect his estranged family from a vicious gang of killers looking to take him


Recalling the darkly humorous fi lms of the Coen brothers (BLOOD SIMPLE, FARGO) and classic, gritty Southern crime fi ction, BLUE RUIN is a thriller of uncommon power. Director Jeremy Saulnier (MURDER PARTY) has crafted that rarest of thrillers: uncompromisingly realistic, violent, witty and humane. A must see.

Sundance Film Festival 2014
Boston Underground Film Festival 2014
Cannes Film Festival 2013
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Fantastic Fest 2013

press for Blue Ruin

"“I doubt we’ll see a more deft, thrilling genre fi lm this year… It’s rare that a genre-fi lm takes the chances of this one and succeeds so resoundingly. Highly Recommended.”"
- Brian Clark, Twitch


Drama / Award at CUFF

92 Minutes


Jeremy Saulnier

Anish Savjani, Richard Peete, Vincent Savino

Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb, David W. Thompson, Brent Weizner, Stacy Rock, Sidne Anderson




WINNER: Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2014

FIPRESCI Prize Cannes Film Festival 2013
Narrative Feature Hawaii International Film Festival 2013
Best Director Gijón International Film Festival 2013