AGAVE DOC & TEQUILA-MEZCAL TASTING
NICK KOVACIC, MATTHEW RIGGIERI | USA | 2018 | 78 MIN | NR | ENGLISH AND SPANISH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
This Event is 21+ Only.
This expressive documentary explores the phenomenon of the fastest trending alcohol spirit 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—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.
Join us after the screening for a curated tasting featuring samples of premier agave spirits from David Suro’s Siembra Azul and Metl, Tequila Fortaleza, Mezcal Vago, El Tesoro, Real Minero, and Vicio Mezcal.
The Philadelphia Film Center Black Box is now screening newly released feature films thanks to state-of-the-art upgrades.
Enjoy intimate and casual cabaret style seating with light refreshments and snacks while watching the latest blockbuster film or indie darling. Seating is not reserved, though our ushers will help you find a table that best accommodates your group.