On Wednesday, November 14th, we invite you to a very special screening of new documentary Agave: The Spirit of a Nation – complemented by an opportunity to sample some fine tequila, included in your ticket!
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.
Doors open at 7pm to a special opening reception, where you will be handed a cocktail to enjoy before the show! Film starts at 7:30pm, then afterwards we invite ticket holders to join us in the lobby for a special post-film reception hosted by four celebrated brand ambassadors – Ilegal Mezcal, Mezcal Vago, Tequila SIN Rival, and Tequila Fortaleza – who will be providing samples of their fine products to our guests!
Tickets are $25, and include the film, your arrival cocktail, and Mezcal and Tequila tastings! 21+ guests only.
Special Event: Frida Cinema passes and Membership discounts not valid.
“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