Agave: The Spirit of a Nation

Showtimes
tuesday, april 30 at 7:00pm | free admission

Part of Agave Heritage Festival 2019! Geronimo’s Revenge food truck will be at this screening from 5:30pm – 9:30pm!

Presented by Hotel Congress, Rio Nuevo, Visit Tucson and Sysco.

This expressive documentary explores the phenomenon of the fastest trending alcohol spirit in the world, Tequila and Mezcal.

‘With strikingly beautiful cinematography, the film celebrates the hard labor that goes into each margarita.” – Dan Gentile, Austin Chronicle

This journey takes audiences 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—Carlos, Graciela, and Aquilino 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. (Dir. by Nick Kovacic & Matthew Riggieri, 2018, USA/Mexico, in Spanish/English with English subtitles, 79 mins., Not Rated)