Jodorowsky Cult Classics
(1973, dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky, w/ Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas)
A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. IMDbFILM INFO (Astor rating)
(1971, dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky, w/ Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky)
El Topo will start at approximately 9:50pm, and finish at approximately 12:00am.
One of the original six Midnight Movies and a film that speaks to stoners and existentialists in equal doses, El Topo is laden with loaded iconography. Preferencing visual style over exposition, through stark composition and religious symbolism, El Topo is an unconventional western using character as a mere device through which to guide the viewers' hyper surreal journey across existential plains and through metaphysical encounters. Stunning and sophisticated film-making from cult legend Jodorowsky. TJFILM INFO (Astor rating)
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