From Sascha at Rick’s Cafe in “Casablanca,” to Tom Cruise’s Brian Flanagan in “Cocktail,” the bartender has long been celebrated on the silver screen.
In both real life and behind the camera, the bartender embodies roles crucial to any story — friend, sage, alchemist, rock star, therapist and more — yet until now, little attention has been paid to the professional barkeep working in the craft cocktail renaissance (unless you count the snarky “Portlandia” skits, and the infamous Hey, Mr. Mixologist shorts that have circulated widely throughout the Web).
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Rating:Unrated, adult themes, alcohol use.
Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes.