Spirit Guides: The Return of Craft Bar-tending In New York (USA, 34 minutes)
Directed by: Jesse White
Audrey Saunders, Brian Miller, Dale Degroff, Eben Freeman, Jim Meehan, Julie Reiner
Charting the cocktail's return to prominence, Spirit Guides places the camera in front of the people directly responsible for changing the way New Yorkers drink. With commentary from luminaries like Dale DeGroff, Julie Reiner, and Audrey Saunders, viewers will see how a small group of bartenders became historians to uncover classic guidebooks holding the key to lost methods of drink-making. Spirit Guides introduces us to the small community of people responsible for the current cocktail renaissance and a look at a new generation of bartenders using the past to define the role of bar-tending today.