AGAVE: THE SPIRIT OF A NATION
TUESDAY, MAY 5 • 7:00
PRE-FILM TEQUILA TASTING & POST-FILM DISCUSSION
Narrated by Damián Alcázar (Narcos), this expressive documentary explores the phenomenon of the fastest trending alcohol spirits in the world, Tequila and Mezcal. This journey takes us to the world’s most bio-diverse landscape of the agave plant, Mexico: here families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations; at times, even clandestinely. From the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca the film follows three producers in this burgeoning renaissance. From a bootstrap ambition to carrying on a father’s legacy, their successes and sacrifices unfurl in this interweaved story. Discover how one delicate plant can carry the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it for the future. Not Rated. Directors: Matthew Riggieri, Nick Kovacic (US 2018) 79 min.
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