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El Topo

Friday, June 22 - Saturday, June 23, 2018

DCP Projection

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 Spring 2018 season of Waverly Midnights: Late-Night Favorites.

  • Country Mexico
  • Language English
  • Year 1970
  • Running Time 125 minutes
  • Director Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Writer Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Editor Federico Landeros
  • Cinematographer Rafael Corkidi
  • Cast Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta