Brimstone and Glory

7:15pm, Friday, November 10
Doors at 6:45pm
Mitchell Hall, St. Georges Church
Combined ticket $30
Film only $15 (In advance at the Bookshelf or cash at the door)
Concert only $20

Tickets can be purchased for just the documentary, just the band, or a collective ticket.
People with festival passes are encouraged to buy a ticket for the band in advance, this can be combined with the pass for admission to both events.

For collective tickets or just the band
Tickets for the film without band are available at the Bookshelf or

This November we are partnering with the Hillside Festival and the University of Guelph CSA to present two fantastic nights of cinema and music (Nov 10th & 11th).

Like pairing fine wine and cheese, we’ve worked hard to pair a documentary with the best live music. You can attend the film and concert separately, but we suggest making a night of it and doing both!


Brimstone and Glory
Viktor Jakovleski
USA I Mexico – 67 MIN
Spanish w/ English subtitles


Tultepec is what you might call an “explosive” Mexican city—over two-thirds of its residents manufacture fireworks. Each year, the town’s inhabitants cautiously begin the dangerous work of crafting handmade fireworks for the annual National Pyrotechnic Festival that attracts thousands of spectators. Neighbourhoods contribute by constructing house-sized papier mâché bulls that when set ablaze are wheeled wildly through the crowds. With droves of ambulances and paramedics standing by, people come from all over, believing that dancing and revelling treacherously close to the flaming bulls and fireworks will bless them and their communities for the year to come. Director Viktor Jakovleski uses GoPros and a flying drone that soar high above, abstracting and widening the vista of the festival and taking viewers on a magical cinematic journey through the sparks and flames that ignite the night skies.

About the Director

Viktor Jakovleski, born in West Berlin in 1983, attended the German Film and Television Academy, spent time as a Hollywood personal assistant and driver, and worked with Benh Zeitlin as a co-producer and assistant director on the short film GLORY AT SEA (2008). He is a producer of LENALOVE, which opened in 2016. His documentary feature BRIMSTONE & GLORY (2017) was produced with the Court 13 collective.


The Band

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Lemon Bucket Orkestra is an underground favourite; once you hear them, you’ll be a fan for life. This Toronto-based band fuses traditional Serbian, Ukrainian and Turkish folk sounds with a modern musical flare. You’ll be guaranteed to be up dancing.

Contact us

Mailing Address

Guelph Film Festival
269 Liverpool St. N1H 2L6
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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