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Series compiled by Grant Moninger. Program notes by Jim Hemphill and program title by Beth Hanna.
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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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Crazy Good: An Alejandro Jodorowsky Tribute


More Hollywood Icon Films at the Aero Theatre!


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 Chilean-born 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, they exceeded all the high expectations EL TOPO generated. These films, as well as Jodorowsky's charming and little-seen debut film FANDO AND LIS, will be screened at the Egyptian in all their surrealistic big-screen splendor.



Saturday, January 15 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: SANTA SANGRE, 1989, MGM Repertory, 121 min. The work of film ringmaster and enfant terrible Alejandro Jodorowsky is something to behold. Tonight, a screening of his phantasmagorical horror film, SANTA SANGRE. Combining elements at once beautiful, grotesque and erotic, SANTA SANGRE is something akin to Fellini remaking both PSYCHO and NIGHTMARE ALLEY as one single, glorious fever dream of a thriller. If you haven’t seen it, do not miss out! [35mm] Trailer

FANDO AND LIS, 1968, Cannon Film Distributors, 93 min. 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. [DVD] Trailer | Buy Tickets  Discussion between films with composer Simon Boswell (SANTA SANGRE, SHALLOW GRAVE).



Sunday, January 16 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: EL TOPO, 1970, ABKCO Music and Records, 125 min. Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky. A mysterious man (played by Jodorowsky) rides through the desert on a mission of vengeance and spiritual rebirth in this one-of-a-kind cult Western filled with surrealistic digressions. References to philosophy and religion abound, along with phallic symbols, characters with physical deformities, and more outrageous imagery! In Spanish with English subtitles. [35mm] Trailer

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, 1973, ABKCO Music and Records, 114 min. Alejandro Jodorowsky tells another story of one man's spiritual quest: this time the character is a thief who travels to the titular holy mountain 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. [35mm] Discussion between films with THE HOLY MOUNTAIN producer Robert Taicher (schedule permitting). Trailer | Buy Tickets