director Eli Gardiner drops sloshy clips of a bartender's hands preparing drinks in pint glasses, and smiling patrons socializing by the bar, along with some neon signs and midcentury barroom novelties. In the course of the action, Gardiner also playfully blurs the lines of reality by having the band members appear as bar patrons while jumping back to shots of them as performers. ”

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Eli Gardiner is a songwriter,  photojournalist, and video creator. You can catch him playing shows all over the Midwest with his band or as a solo performer. He also produces video and photography  for local musicians and nonprofits. His passion is storytelling through music and pictures.

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