Brimstone & Glory

Documentary | 67 min


Tropic (Peggy Dow Theater) Thu, Nov 16, 2017 9:00 PM
Tropic (Peggy Dow Theater) Sun, Nov 19, 2017 12:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary
Release Year:2017
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Viktor Jakovleski
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Welcome to Tultepec, a small town north of Mexico City where life revolves – oh so magnificently! oh so dangerously!– around one thing: Fireworks. The explosives manufactured here feed an entire nation hungry for ecstatic bursts of noise, rainbow-hued convulsions of light and the festive stink of gunpowder. Made by first-time director Viktor Jakovleski and produced by Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”), the documentary revels in the spectacle of a week-long pyrotechnics competition where some participants risk permanent injury to cavort amid volleys of fireworks. You know the phrase, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets an eye poked out?” Well … let this be a reminder!