May. 5, 2018

2018 PROXY Spring Series: BRIMSTONE & GLORY

The 2018 PROXY Spring Series of outdoor cinema is closing with its final feature at the PROXY Walk-In Theater with:

BRIMSTONE & GLORY

Directed by Viktor Jakovleski, 2017 [NR]

Brimstone and Glory is community as catharsis and you can’t stop staring in stupefied astonishment.”
-Tim Grierson, Paste Magazine

The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up-and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams build larger-than-life paper-mâché bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions. More than three-quarters of Tultepec’s residents work in pyrotechnics, making the festival more than revelry for revelry’s sake. It is a celebration that anchors a way of life built around a generations-old, homegrown business of making fireworks by hand. For the people of Tultepec, the National Pyrotechnic Festival is an explosive celebration, unrestrained delight and real peril. Plunging headlong into the fire, Brimestone and Glory honors the spirit of Tultepec’s community and celebrates celebration itself.

Presented by HERE FOR NOWthe FREE, Friday evening film screenings begin at 7:45 pm with ‘doors’ opening at 7:00 pm.

Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy a frosty Fort Point Beer Company (all beer proceeds support outdoor cinema at PROXY!) and delicious fare from The Little Green Cyclo.

Check out our tips for enjoying movies outside at PROXY.

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