Bottoms Up!

Bottoms Up!

2 Episodes

Grab a pint and raise a glass to two intoxicating tales of alcoholic abandon set on the seamy side of British life. A bar in London’s Camden Town morphs into a den of iniquity in THE PUB, a shape-shifting nightmare animated in an expressionistic scrawl by Joseph Pierce. It’s a perfect aperitif to the black-comic bender that is Bruce Robinson’s legendary WITHNAIL AND I, in which a pair of boozy actors leave London for a hilariously misbegotten, alcohol-soaked excursion to the countryside, peppered with the endlessly quotable one-liners that have made the film an enduring cult favorite.

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Bottoms Up!
  • The Pub

    Episode 1

    Directed by Joseph Pierce • 2012 • United Kingdom

    The shape-shifting, black-and-white animation of director Joseph Pierce turns a snapshot of a seemingly ordinary day at a North London pub into an unsettlingly surreal vision of life on the bottom rung of society.

  • Withnail and I

    Episode 2

    Directed by Bruce Robinson • 1986 • United Kingdom
    Starring Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths

    London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors—acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden “I” (Paul McGann)—drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and light...