Film Fest Tucson features an artistic look at food, beer & agave

Best part? It's free

Film Fest Tucson is back for another year, and this time it’s bringing the art of food, beer, and agave to the Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral’s outdoor screen on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.

The local film festival has always been a place for filmmakers to show what they’ve created while meeting with viewers that just experienced the stories told on the screen.

This year, Film Fest Tucson is giving the audience an inside look at what it takes to survive in the culinary world.

Over the span of two nights, you can watch a young chef cook his way into the big time, a lawyer chasing his dream of becoming a well-known brewmaster, and what the true meaning of growing and using agave is like in Mexico.

And that’s not even the best part — it’s all free. The screenings will be outdoor at the Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral, and there’s no ticket required.

Agave: Spirit of a Nation

Friday, October 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Agave: The Spirit of a Nation (Credit: Nate Pesce)

Agave: The Spirit of a Nation (Credit: Nate Pesce)

Agave: The Spirit of a Nation” takes place in Mexico, which is the home to the highest biodiversity of agave plants in the world. The documentary shows how the plant can carry the weight of a culture and the people trying to protect it.

Chef Flynn

Saturday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Flynn McGarry appears in Chef Flynn (Credit: Will McGarry)

Flynn McGarry appears in Chef Flynn (Credit: Will McGarry)

Chef Flynn” follows the journey of a young chef. Flynn McGarry is 10 years old and turned his living room into a supper club, using his classmates as line cooks and serving a tasting menu in backyards.


Saturday, October 13 at 8:30 p.m.
Brewmaster (Credit: Douglas Tirola)

Brewmaster (Credit: Douglas Tirola)

Brewmaster” follows a New York lawyer who struggles to chase his American dream of becoming a brewmaster and a Milwaukee-based beer educator.

The Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral is located at 160 S. Scott Ave. For more information on the featured films and the rest of the festival, visit

At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.

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