Director's Week: Alejandro Jodorowsky - Jodorowsky's Dune

Sept 28 - Oct 1


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Thu, Sep 28 to Sun, Oct 1

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.

A documentary about the greatest movie never made. In 1974, Jodorowsky began work on his next film, possibly the most ambitious film ever attempted. In the pre-Star Wars era, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever. His Dune would star Brontis Jodorowsky, Alejandro's own 12 year old son, alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and even Salvador Dali. The team of assembled visual artists were some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud. The groundbreaking special effects were under the control of Dan O'Bannon and the soundtrack would be created by Pink Floyd and the French prog-rock masters, Magma. Jodorowsky’s Dune World Premiere was at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was one of the Best Reviewed Films of 2014. The film has won numerous awards and was Short-Listed for a Best Documentary Oscar.