Miss our screening (and tequila tasting!) earlier this month? We’re giving you one more chance to experience the acclaimed new documentary Agave: The Spirit of a Nation, Saturday November 24th at 3pm!
Filmed predominately in the Sierra Madre’s of Oaxaca and the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, directors Nick Kovacic and Matthew Riggieri’s film captures a tradition that has been passed down by families in Mexico for generations – the distillation of agave. Tequila and Mezcal spirits derived from the heart of the agave are the fastest trending spirits in the marketplace, with Mexico being home to the highest bio-diversity of agave varietals in the world. This expressive documentary takes viewers beyond the spirit, to discover how one plant can carry the weight of a culture, and the people trying to protect it.
2018. Directed by Matthew Riggieri and Nick Kovacic. 79 minutes. NR.
“With strikingly beautiful cinematography, the film celebrates the hard labor that goes into each margarita.” – Dan Gentile, Austin Chronicle
“Mixing beautiful cinematography, animations, archival footage and talking-head interviews, Kovaic and Riggieri do a fine job explaining the importance of the subject.” – Christopher Llewellyn, Reed Hammer to Nail
Official Selection: 2018 SXSW Film Festival