Join us for a screening of Brimstone & Glory, a documentary directed by Viktor Jakovleski that chronicles the days and months leading up to the National Pyrotechnic Festival in the Mexican town of Tultepec, where three-quarters of the residents work in pyrotechnics.
Marked by unbridled revelry with the persistent threat of danger, this ten-day event brings up to 100,000 people to Tultepec to witness the city illuminated by exploding fireworks. The festival honors the patron saint of fireworks makers, San Juan de Dios, who is said to protect them from harm as they navigate the flames.
In conjunction with Adela Goldbard’s exhibition at Gallery 400, The Last Judgment, Gallery 400 and Universidad Popular will each host a screening of Brimstone & Glory. Come see it at the location nearest you!
Saturday, Sept 14
2801 S. Hamlin Ave.
Thursday, Sept 19
Gallery 400, Lecture Room
400 s. Peoria
Image Credit: Brimstone & Glory, 2017, film (still).