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Film Screening of Agave: The Spirit of a Nation
March 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
On Tuesday, March 12th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, please join us for a special evening of film and spirit at the Helms Design Center, celebrating the tradition of the agave plant.
We begin at 6:30 pm with a screening of the film Agave / The Spirit of a Nation followed by a Q&A. Then the evening opens up to a tasting & reception from 8:00 to 9:00 pm inside the Louis Poulsen showroom, where guests will have the opportunity to sample mezcales and tequilas produced across México. Experts and beginners alike will have an opportunity to learn and get excited about the spirit. Salut!
Tickets are $35
About the Film
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.