Screening: Brimstone & Glory

An explosion with silhouetted figures in front.

Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 6pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

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.

This program is presented in conjunction with Adela Goldbard’s exhibition at Gallery 400, The Last Judgment on view until October 19.



At Gallery 400, we strive to continually increase the accessibility of our physical space, exhibitions, and programs. Through growing relationships with partners at UIC and the wider disability community in Chicago, we strive to integrate creative access measures into our exhibition and program planning from the outset. We will continue to work transparently with individuals and organizations to improve our institutional practices and create spaces that are accessible to all. We welcome any feedback or ideas that you may have.

Gallery 400 is located on the first level of the Art & Exhibition Hall building with a push-button accessible door and can be accessed by a set of stairs with a railing or an elevator (Level 1R). If there are any barriers to entry on the day of the event, we will post updates through our social media channels.

There are two all-gender restrooms located on the same floor as Gallery 400. While the restrooms are accessible to wheelchair users, the door to the restroom is not. Visitors who use wheelchairs can request personal assistance with opening and closing the restroom doors by asking any Gallery 400 staff member.

The entrance to the building is located in a turn-around where visitors may be dropped off right outside the main door. The closest UIC public parking lot is the Harrison Street Parking Structure. Further information regarding parking on campus can be found at UIC Parking Services. Motorist assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 312.355.0555.

Gallery staff can provide chairs in the gallery space upon request. The front desk attendant is trained in Personal Assistance and can provide audio description, large text labels, and transcriptions.

Other accessibility services are available upon request and may be arranged by contacting the gallery at 312-996-6114 or emailing Gallery 400 at


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