DIRECTOR: Rock Baijnauth TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Once a year, thousands of baristas square off in competitions around the U.S., but only one will become the National Champion. BARISTA takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and enlightening look into the unimaginable world of coffee competitions and the passionate, lovable and quirky characters that devote their lives to them. If you think you know coffee - this film will make you think twice.
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Thanks to director Rock Baijnauth's playful, nonjudgmental approach to these obsessive characters, the whole enterprise comes across as endearingly -- and perhaps even admirably -- ridiculous, rather than laughably so.Andrew Barker, Variety
It captures the frustration and the longing of forever wanting more and better at the expense of casualness of being.Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine