Tuesday, July 03, 2018

"Brimstone and Glory" depicts a pyrotechnic festival in Mexico



ON Monday, July 2, PBS POV aired the film “Brimstone and Glory” by Viktor Jakoveski, a film celebration of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico.

The 67-minute film was slightly condensed to fit in one hour.

The film had two parts, “Castles of Fire” and “Burning of the Bulls”.  The second part looked a but like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, except that it was on fire.


The spectacle of the film reminded me of the Renwick Gallery exhibition of “Burning Man” in Nevada.
  
The entire film can be rented on YouTube for $3.99. Oscilloscope handles the DVD and theatrical release. 

Update: July 6

There has been an unfortunate explosion, with fatalities, at this site this week in Tultepec, BBC story

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