Science on Screen℠: WHAT! NO BEER?

Before the film, 21st Amendment Brewery’s Brewmaster Shaun O’Sullivan will introduce the audience to the science of brewing and share the secrets behind his beer recipes so you, unlike Buster Keaton’s character in What! No Beer?, can do it just right.

Plus, to celebrate the recent approval of The Roxie’s Beer License, 21ST Amendment Brew Free! Or Die IPA will be available at half price!

downloadPratfalls and physical comedy abound as legendary funnymen Buster Keaton and Jimmy Durante team up in the hilarious story of a barber who tries to get into the liquor business after Prohibition ends. Needing money to woo his secret unrequited love, Elmer Butts (Keaton) takes his friend Jimmy Potts’s (Durante) advice to open a brewery just before alcohol becomes legal again. Although the police stage a raid, the partners’ inept brewing skills have resulted in a beer with no alcohol in it, so they go free. But they soon get embroiled in a war between two competing bootleggers–one of whom is dating Elmer’s dream girl.

Directed by Edward Sedgwick, 66min, 1933, B&W, USA.

About the speaker

Shaun O’Sullivan
Shaun is the Co-Founder/Brewmaster and the heart and soul of the 21st Amendment Brewery.  Shaun started his brewing beginnings at the great Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley, CA. He has also brewed in San Francisco at Steelhead Brewery and 20 Tank Brewery. Shaun likes to talk and talk about beer. Shaun jumped around before finding beer. Prior to brewing Shaun had several carriers. He was a photojournalist for a local weekly in Los Angeles shooting political and punk rock club photography and was offered a position in the kitchen at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Has worked as a producer for CNN and as a corporate law clerk at a large New York law firm’s office in Los Angeles. Back then he was in the process of going through the hoops and hurdles of applying to either business school or law school when he jumped ship, traded in his suits for boots and was saved by beer! Hallelujah. He enjoys being a father to his amazing son, loves to travel, does a lot of that, along with cooking.

Science on Screen at The Roxie is made possible through a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The nation-wide Science on Screen program explores connections between science and the humanities through viewing and discussion of entertaining, provocative films.


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