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Open Roof Festival July 25 with the Acclaimed Documentary Brimstone & Glory and a Performance by LOLAA
Toronto’s Open Roof Festival (ORF), celebrating indie film and music, returns for its eighth season, kicking-off on June 27, 2017, with screenings every Tuesday for 10 weeks. The Festival offers urbanites an al fresco take on hit cinema from across the globe, paired with live music by emerging artists in a variety of genres — a combination that has established Open Roof Festival’s reputation as Toronto’s ultimate summer date night and meeting spot.
LOLAA, the duo comprised of Toronto sisters Lex Valentine and Nadia Valeria King, will kick off the night with their Latin-inspired pop music, filled with drums, bass, rhythm and movement. The night will continue with the previously announced Brimstone & Glory, screening ahead of its theatrical release later this year. The documentary focuses on the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, a 10-day celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers. More than three quarters of Tultepec’s residents work in pyrotechnics. 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.