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. San
Francisco 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 Peter Moody, the filmmakers, and the rest of the hard-working Festival crew later in the evening as we present a special screening of Peter’s new
greatest hits clip-film Cocktails in Movies.
The screening will be Saturday evening at the Cocktails in Movies Appreciation Party at Red Feather. Admission to the event is free with a Film Festival ticket
stub, but 21+ only will be admitted.
The Flicks, Saturday, October 1st at 4:30pm
Red Feather, Cocktail in Movies Martini Party at 8:00pm