What: Dallas Cinemania presents the 1973 film The Holy Mountain
When: Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 8pm
Where: Angelika Film Center, 5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206 (map it!)
Admission Price: $8 at the door - cash only. Seats are limited.
[From Angelika Film Center]
THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973) Mexico/USA, 114 min 35mm, Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Jodorowsky's psychedelic 1973 follow-up to his seminal EL TOPO is a mind-blowing, almost indescribable mix of fantasy, religious symbolism, horror and humor. Detailing the surreal adventures of a thief and his encounter with a mystical guide in a quest for immortality.
La Montaña Sagrada (The Holy Mountain, reissued as The Sacred Mountain) is a 1973 cult film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky who also participated as actor, composer, set designer, and costume designer. The film was produced by Beatles manager Allen Klein of ABKCO after Jodorowsky scored an underground phenomenon with El Topo and the acclaim of both John Lennon and George Harrison (John and Yoko Ono put up production money). It was shown at various international film festivals in 1973 and limited screenings in New York and San Francisco. However the film was never given wide release until 2007, when a restored print toured the United States, screening with El Topo, and released in DVD format from May 1st.