OLIVE OR TWIST
Peter Moody
USA 2003, 55 min.

You may not have thought about it before, but that cocktail you have in your hand while you’re reading this (you are drinking a cocktail, aren’t you?) has a story behind it. Someone invented it, someone else liked it, and the rest is history. Perhaps someday every cocktail will have a movie made about it.

Olive or Twist is a loving and downright goofy tribute to the joy and wonder of the martini. Its invention clouded in mystery and controversy, the martini is, of course, the ultimate in elegance when it comes to getting drunk. Local filmmaker and professional location scout Peter Moody (who has an early claim to fame as the director of the video for Camper van Beethoven’s Take the Skinheads Bowling back in the early ’80s) approaches his weighty subject with both reverence and silliness, sending out a self-styled private detective on the trail of the cocktail’s origins as well as its master purveyors such as the legendary Persion Aub Zam Zam on Haight Street. Shaken or stirred—that is the question.
Join us for our Cocktail Appreciation Party at Blondie's afterwards, and
bring your ticket stub for a free martini!


—Tod Booth

In attendance: Peter Moody

WITH:

NUTRIA
Ted Gesing, 2003, USA, 14 min
tedgesing@yahoo.com


THE FRANK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Bob Odenkirk, 2003, USA, 16 min
bodenkirk@yahoo.com

 

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