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London Mezcal Week: Y Tu Mama Tambien w/ Pensador Mezcal
16/07/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm£15
We’re thrilled to announce, in aid of London Mezcal Week 2019, we’ll be teaming up with artisanal mezcal producers Pensador to put on a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s award-winning coming of age classic, Y Tu Mana Tambien.
Pensador was born on the road. On a eye-opening, life-changing road trip across Southern Mexico they had their first meeting with mezcal.
Their insatiable thirst led them to Oaxaca and it was there, on the Calle Pensamientos – or “Thoughts Road” – that they met Atenogenes Garcia and tried his incredible mezcals.
To share in the enlightenment that they found on the beaten – and no-so-beaten – tracks of Mexico, the guys at Pensador thought this cult hit was the perfect fit.
It follows the journey of two teenage boys (Diego Luna & Gael García Bernal), who take a road trip with a woman in her late twenties (Maribel Verdu), and in the process embark on a journey of sexual discovery.
The film is part-road movie and part-art-house erotic drama and part-social commentary. It’s set against the turbulent backdrop of Mexico at the turn of the Millennium, amidst the economic and social realities caused by a 71-year line of presidents from the autocratic and endemically-corrupt Institutional Revolutionary Party – and the rise of the opposition led by Vicente Fox.
In the years since its release, it’s been recognised for its honest depictions of sex and drug use, which won it plaudits and criticism in equal measure – although the majority of the critical community were very much in the positive camp.
It was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards as well as Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes, and is rightly considered a sparkling jewel in the crown of Mexican cinema.
As it wouldn’t be a TT Cinema screening without them, our expert bar team will of course be putting together a selection of complimentary mezcal-based cocktails for you to sip on while you watch.
On top of all this, the team at Pensador will be putting on a free guided tasting of their range immediately prior to the screening for a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience.
Tickets are £15 for the one, or £20 for a pair when you use the code ‘mezcal’ at checkout. Access to the screening, guided tasting, and complimentary cocktail included as standard.