Win tickets to see ‘Brimstone & Glory’ at Open Roof Fest!


Summer isn’t summer without some fireworks under the stars! Get the best of both worlds when Toronto’s Open Roof Festival offers an outdoor screening of the wild documentary Brimstone & Glory. A favourite at this year’s Hot Docs film festival, the doc is a portrait of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico with enough gun powder to make your summer go boom. The dazzling cinematography and nocturnal fireworks show is bound to bring out the inner pyromaniac of every Open Roofer enjoying the film in the summer breeze.

Synopsis: 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 papier¬-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. Plunging headlong into the fire, Brimstone & Glory honors the spirit of Tultepec’s community and celebrates celebration itself.

Thanks to our friends at Open Roof, POV has a pair of tickets to give away to see Brimstone & Glory at Open Roof on Tuesday, July 25th, along with a free copy of our current issue, which features a swell article on our other Open Roof co-presentation Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. (That screens at the festival on August 15th.) All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:

Who is the director of Brimstone & Glory?
a. Nacho Vigalondo
b. Viktor Jakovleski
c. Patricio Guzmán
d. Werner ‘Burning Schoolhouse’ Herzog

Send you answer and full name to info@povmagazine.com with the subject ‘Brimstone & Glory.’

Contest closes Friday, July 21 at 9am EST.

Brimstone & Glory screens at Open Roof Festival on Tuesday, July 25 with musical guest LOLAA. Get tickets and info here.

See the full line-up for Open Roof Fest here.