‘Agave: The spirit of a nation’ film screening, Mezcal tastings, Jan. 19

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents “Agave: The spirit of a nation,” in partnership with No Festival Required, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Stage 2. (Submitted photo)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will screen “Agave: the spirit of a nation” in partnership with No Festival Required.

According to a press release, the film is 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2, 7380 E. Second Street, Scottsdale.

In addition to the film, patrons will have an interactive experience with brand ambassadors after the screening and mezcal sample tastings, according to the release.

The documentary — produced and directed by Nick Kovacic and Matt Riggieri — explores the “phenomenon of the fastest trending alcohol spirits in the world, tequila and mezcal,” the release said of a journey in which audiences will be taken to the “world’s most bio-diverse landscape of the agave plant” in Mexico where families have passed down the tradition of distilling agave for generations.

From the highlands of Jalisco to the mountains of Oaxaca, the film follows three producers — Carlos, Graciela and Aquilino — from a bootstrap ambition to carrying on a father’s legacy, noting successes and sacrifices throughout the story, the release detailed.

The release added that this event is a cultural and sensory exploration for audiences to discover how that one plant can “carry the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it for the future.”

Visit: ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or call 480-499-8587 for information or tickets.

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