The opening night of the Guelph Film Festival starts with a bang with the documentary film Brimstone & Glory.
For the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, neighbourhoods construct house-sized papier mâché bulls that when set ablaze are wheeled wildly through the crowds. People believe that dancing and revelling treacherously close to the flaming bulls and fireworks will bless them for the year to come. Director Jakovleski takes viewers on a magical cinematic journey through the sparks and flames that ignite the night skies.
This film is followed by a concert by the Toronto based band Lemon Bucket Orkestra fuses traditional Serbian, Ukrainian and Turkish folk sounds with a modern musical flare. Tickets for a combined screening or just the band are available through a link at guelphfilmfestival.ca