THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
2001, Warner Brothers, 208 min, Dir: Peter Jackson

In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring. Now he must embark on an Epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it.


THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
1973, ABKCO Films, 114 min, Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky tells another story of one man's spiritual quest: This time the character is a thief who travels to the titular mount to find a group of alleged "immortals." Jodorowsky adds a layer of self-conscious irony to the proceedings, constantly drawing the audience's attention to the artifice of the filmmaking in sequences that expose the mechanisms of the special effects or show characters bleeding blue instead of red. In Spanish with English subtitles.


FANDO AND LIS
1968, Cannon Film Distributors, 93 min, Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky's debut feature is a stylish and playful tale of a doomed young couple. Here the director's usual preoccupations are wed to a conventional love story, and as a result FANDO AND LIS offers a more lighthearted draw than much of his later work. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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