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El Topo

Friday, December 21 - Sunday, December 23, 2018

** Please note the late-night screenings on Fri 12/14 – Sat 12/15 begin at 12:05am, not 11:59pm! **

Jodorowsky’s legendary, notorious cult hit essentially created the genre of the midnight movie — a spectacle so stunning and bizarre that normal hours couldn’t contain it. Incorporating influences from tarot to the Bible to surrealism into a mind-blowing western, Jodorowsky cast himself as the leather-clad gunman, El Topo (‘the mole’), who wanders through a desert strewn with mystical symbols on an unnamed quest, leaving blood and carnage in his wake. Declared a masterpiece by no less than John Lennon himself, EL TOPO tops even the most outrageous aesthetic experiments of its radical era and remains unmatched in its provocations and strange beauty. Long unavailable, EL TOPO is presented in a gorgeous restoration personally overseen by Jodorowsky.

Screening as part of our Late-Night Favorites: Fall 2018 programming.

  • Running Time 125 minutes
  • Director Alejandro Jodorowsky