Agave Is Life, Marfa Premier


The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute (CDRI) and Archeo Productions are pleased to sponsor the Marfa Premier of the internationally acclaimed film, Agave is Life.

A showing of the documentary, produced by Meredith Dreiss and Archeo Productions, with the tagline bringing the past to life in film and print, is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, a6 6:00 p.m., at the Crowley Theatre in Marfa. A reception will follow the film. There is no admission charge, and the evening’s events are underwritten, with all donations directed to CDRI. The public is invited to an Open House at CDRI on Sunday, April 24, 12:30-5:30 p.m. to hike the trails stroll the Botanical Gardens or visit the Cactus House.



The information (below) was released by Meredith Dreiss about the film Agave is Life:

Agave is Life is the story of mankind’s symbiotic alliance with the marvelous agave plant, from which tequila, Mexico’s iconic distilled spirit, is derived. Told through the lens of archeological and historical investigations, this colorful film with both original and traditional folk music relies upon ethnographic materials, archival footage and modern day interviews to explore ten thousand years of the human-agave relationship.

  • Producer – Meredith Dreiss
  • Co-directors – Meredith Dreiss & David Brown
  • Co-producers Sharon Edgar Greenhill & David Brown
  • Editors Jennifer Lane & David Hollander
  • Producer Jennifer Lane & David Hollander, Fourth Density
  • of Photography Layton Blaylock of Inferno Films

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