If you can't beat your habit, justify it. Today's Drinky Drink is a collection of short films chronicling humanity's long and tumultuous love affair with fine fermented beverages. 1970's A Case for Beer reminds convenience store owners that carding prevents profit loss, while Curious Habits of Man makes the relatively small leap from a cocktail party to a nature program. Alco Beat, an 11-minute gem from 1965, shows PTA members getting drunk and behind the wheel to uh, make a point.
Drinky Drink is part one of the Sin and Redemption 16mm Mini-Film Series, curated by self-described A/V geek (apologies for the redundancy) Skip Elsheimer and held at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, for the total submersion experience.
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But even if you long ago made your case for beer, don't miss part two of the series: Creepy Christian Cinema. Attendees can cast off Friday night's "Drink" corruption with the help of upbeat shorts like Youth Suicide Fantasy: Does Their Music Make Them Do It? and Stalked. Celebrate alcohol at St. Arnold's today at 7:30 p.m., 2522 Fairway Park Drive. Then renounce your rock 'n' roll ways at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, at Aurora Picture Show, 800 Aurora.
Fri., Feb. 17, 7 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 18, 8 p.m.