Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Jan 13, 2018 - Sat, Jan 20, 2018
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THE ENDLESS POETRY OF ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY

When New York filmmaker Jonas Mekas programmed an eccentric Western called EL TOPO in a 1970 avant-garde film festival, an original new voice in international cinema was introduced. A unique blend of mysticism, violence and heavily symbolic images, EL TOPO captivated the counterculture and announced its director, Alejandro Jodorowsky, as a filmmaker of immense talent and vision. More ambitious and audacious epics followed - THE HOLY MOUNTAIN and SANTA SANGRE not only delivered on the promise of Jodorowsky's breakthrough but exceeded all the high expectations EL TOPO generated.

Jodorowsky's life has been as colorful as his films: Born in 1929 in a small town in Chile, he abandoned his authoritarian upbringing in the 1940s to seek the cosmopolitan culture of Santiago, where he met some of the leading lights of 20th-century Hispanic literature. These experiences inspired a lifelong quest for beauty, inner truth and spiritual awareness - along with Jodorowsky's first new films in more than 20 years. The autobiographical THE DANCE OF REALITY and ENDLESS POETRY both blend Jodorowsky’s personal history with metaphor and mythology, and are strikingly told through his unique surreal and psychedelic visual language.

Jodorowsky’s artistic language is not confined to film; his graphic art is the focus of the new exhibit “Alchemical Love,” which opens at the Blum & Poe Gallery in Los Angeles on January 16. Created in collaboration with spouse Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky, its bold imagery further explores the boundless creativity that midnight movie fans have enjoyed for decades.

Series compiled by Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger. Program notes by Jim Hemphill and John Hagelston.

We are thrilled to welcome Alejandro Jodorowsky to the Egyptian Theatre! Our thanks to ABKCO Films and Blum & Poe for making this appearance possible.
Egyptian TheatreSat, Jan 13, 2018 - Sat, Jan 20, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Sat, Jan 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Alejandro Jodorowsky In Person!
Sun, Jan 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian