MUSIC & MOVIES
UPDATE AS OF 6:40pm, 7/21: Tonight’s performance at the Bandshell has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
One of the biggest movie screens in NYC will explode with light, color, and sound during this screening and live orchestral score of BRIMSTONE & GLORY, a documentary from the creative team behind Beasts of the Southern Wild about the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico. Once a year, the festival erupts through the city, temporarily transforming it into a blaze of sparks and flames, and in the climactic "running of the bulls," the bravest participants dance and skip amid toritos discharging fireworks, raining burning ash on everyone. Brimstone & Glory takes us on a wild and cinematic journey through the festival, focusing more on capturing the experience than explaining it. We see a crew member build a giant firework castle only to have it prematurely catch fire, watch abstract super-duper-slowmo shots of eruptions, and even spend time in an ambulance with some reckless cavorters. "Mixing sheer spectacle with human-interest threads, [the film is] a poetical, entrancing documentary." (Variety)
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival favorites WORDLESS MUSIC ORCHESTRA return to provide the percussive accompaniment and SONIDO GALLO NEGRO, a stunning theremin-driven nine-piece instrumental combo from Mexico City that channels both the mystique and mysticism of 1960s Peruvian cumbia, opens.
Brimstone & Glory was produced and distributed by Court 13 Pictures, Cinereach, and Oscilloscope.
Information for Friends of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
- Friends Member Seating: Front seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members
- Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
- Sponsor Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.
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