Brimstone & Glory

67m, DCP, U.S./Mexico

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Screened November 22–30, 2017

In Tultepec, a small town north of Mexico City, thrill-seekers gather in throngs at the annual National Pyrotechnics Festival—the backdrop for this hypnotic documentary. But the exhilarating beauty of combustible art, which ranges from blazing painted bulls to a tower of shimmering embers, comes at a price, with spectators and craftsmen risking life and limb in the name of visual pleasure. Produced by Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin, this directorial debut is a spectacular sensory experience from start to finish. An Oscilloscope Laboratories release

Official Selection: HotDocs, True/False Film Festival

In Spanish with English subtitles

Director Viktor Jakovleski in person at select shows opening weekend!

A film by Viktor Jakovleski

Ecstatic…so giddily cinematic that the medium itself practically seems to roll over and wag tail in approval.”

Variety