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Alejandro Jodorowsky El Topo

Alejandro Jodorowsky, El Topo

Originally released in 1970, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ‘El Topo’ quickly caught the imagination of movie audiences, becoming a landmark in independent film-making. The early screenings at New York’s Elgin Theater sparked the Midnight Movie phenomena, catalyzed by an endorsement from John Lennon and Yoko Ono.  Read more

Alejandro Jodorowsky – The Holy Mountain

Alejandro Jodorowsky – The Holy Mountain

The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The Holy Mountain is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. Read more

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