USA 2003, 55 min.
You may not have thought about it before, but that cocktail you have in your hand while youre reading this (you are drinking a cocktail, arent 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 Beethovens 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 cocktails origins as well as its master purveyors such as the legendary Persion Aub Zam Zam on Haight Street. Shaken or stirredthat is the question. Join us for our Cocktail Appreciation Party at Blondie's afterwards, and
bring your ticket stub for a free martini!
In attendance: Peter Moody
Ted Gesing, 2003, USA, 14 min
THE FRANK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Bob Odenkirk, 2003, USA, 16 min