The premiere of ‘Firebird: Built to Burn’ is Wednesday, November 29th, at 7:00 PM. There will be a post-film discussion with the filmmakers after the screening.
In resurgent Phoenixville, PA, a tight-knit community gathers each December to ignite a new, giant wooden phoenix, fueling the passions of local artists and rekindling a unifying, pre-rust belt spirit.
Through intimate interviews, painfully relatable video calls, and fly-on-the-wall vérité, Firebird: Built to Burn chronicles the efforts of a diverse group of volunteers who persevere through pandemic restrictions, local government negotiations, and months of arduous construction to orchestrate the return of the cathartic annual festival following its 2020 cancellation.
A wholesome look into an uplifting, unconventional tradition and its folklore origins.
- Genre Documentary
- Director Colleen C Brady
- Released 2023
- Runtime 1hr 39min
- Rated NR
- Studio Little Echo Productions
- CountryUnited States