“Hey Bartender” Documentary Screening May 29 in Westport

CTbites Team

Ever had a fantasy about becoming a bartender, if only for a night? Or wondered about the lives of those who shake, stir and pour? 

Now is your chance. The 92-minute documentary, “Hey Bartender” gives you an insider’s look into the lives and dreams of bartenders, and explains the lure of the bar that goes beyond the drinks. Steve Carpentieri, owner of Dunville’s Restaurant in Westport, is featured in the film. You’ll hear from some of the world’s most renowned bartenders, glance back to the Prohibition era, and see the rise of the classic cocktail era and its aftermath today. The film premiered at the prestigious SXSW Film Festival.

Time: 7.30pm Date: Thursday, May 29

Place: Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 79 Church Lane, Westport.

Cost: Tickets are $10 at the door or online at: westportcinema.org

So indulge! Make your way to Westport Cinema Initiative’s latest offering. A reception following the screening will offer craft cocktails created by bartenders from the United States Bartending Guild. Our signature talk-back will include Westport Cinema Initiative board member and award winning filmmaker Douglas Tirola, who directed and wrote the movie. Westport native Susan Bedusa, and Co-Producer from Weston, Danielle Rosen will also be there. Susan Granger, a local award-winning film critic, will lead the conversation.

Supporters for this event are the Westport Arts Center and the Westport Library.

Time: 7.30pm Date: Thursday, May 29
Place: Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 79 Church Lane, Westport.

Tickets are $10 at the door or online at: westportcinema.org

“The colorful, fast-paced documentary "Hey Bartender" celebrates the renaissance of the craft

cocktail and the men and women who mix them with rock star aplomb”