‘Hey Bartender’ sets ‘em up
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland; and the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St., Belfast, each will host a special one-night screening of “Hey Bartender,” a documentary exploring the renaissance of the bartender in the era of the craft cocktail, plus a Q&A with filmmaker Douglas Tirola and local mixologists.
The Strand screening will be Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m.; tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for students and senior citizens. The Colonial screening is Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7:15 p.m.; tickets are $8, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for children.
An official selection of the SXSW film festival, this documentary focuses on two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams through the world of bartending. After being injured, a Marine turns his goals to becoming a rock star bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. Meanwhile, a former bank executive who bought the corner bar in his hometown struggles to keep it afloat in a community that no longer values a place where everyone knows your name.
The film features the most famous bartenders in the world, along with unprecedented access to the most exclusive bars in New York City, and commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco. “Hey Bartender” is not rated.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.