Director's Week: Alejandro Jodorowsky - Endless Poetry

Sept 28 - Oct 5


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Thu, Sep 28 to Thu, Oct 5

Alejandro Jodorowsky's daring and psychedelic films of the early 1970's cemented his status as the Godfather of the Midnight Movie. This series dives into the man himself through his latest, larger-than-life auto-biographical tale ENDLESS POETRY (2016), a documentary about the filmmaker’s quest to make the greatest masterpiece that never was, JODOROWSKY'S DUNE (2013), plus a midnight screening of HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973), of course.

Continuing the autobiographical story he began in The Dance of Reality, Jodorowsky’s latest film is an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever. Written by a man who has dedicated his existence to creating spiritual and artistic awareness, told through Jodorowsky’s unique surreal and psychedelic visual language, Endless Poetry tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s. Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year old Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago where he meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, Nicanor Parra, all unknown at the time, but who would later become driving forces of twentieth century Hispanic literature.