Wednesday, November 14 › 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, is unlike any other event in the world. Conflagrant revelry engulfs the town, while artisans show off their technical virtuosity. For the three-quarters of Tultepec residents who work in pyrotechnics, the festival anchors their way of life. It is an explosive event with unrestrained delight and real peril. Plunging headlong into the fire, this visually stunning film honors the spirit of Tultepec's community and celebrates celebration itself. A 2017 True/False Film Fest selection. Directed by Viktor Jakovleski and shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). (2018, not rated, 60 minutes)
Registration: Not required.