Past Film/Video

Series & Festivals

Brimstone & Glory

(Viktor Jakovleski, 2017)

Ohio Premiere

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A simultaneously ecstatic and visceral experience, Brimstone & Glory takes us into the middle of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, a town where three-quarters of the citizens work in the fireworks industry. With tiny, state-of-the-art cameras providing miraculous images throughout the film, director Viktor Jakovleski shows us the townspeople creating massive windmills made of fireworks and pyrotechnic papier-maché bulls meant to race through the street, among other wonders. Capturing these decades-long traditions of peril, beauty, and frenzy as a celebration of a way of life and a celebration of celebrations, Brimstone & Glory is cinema as an adrenaline machine! (67 mins., DCP)

“Eye-candy that’s a nutritious, full meal! ”

Variety

a street festival with a large bull mannequin

Brimstone & Glory, image courtesy of Oscilloscope

a man standing in the dark with fireworks exploding in the background

Brimstone & Glory, image courtesy of Oscilloscope

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

Brimstone & Glory