The Holy Mountain
Friday, September 29 - Saturday, October 7, 2017
The follow-up to his Midnight Movie sensation El Topo, writer-director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s THE HOLY MOUNTAIN caused a scandal at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival with its flood of sacrilegious imagery, existential symbolism and outrageous violence. Once again, Jodorowsky plays the allegorically named lead, “The Alchemist,” who assembles a group of people from all walks of life and renames them for the planets in the solar system. Putting his recruits through strange mystical rites and divesting them of their worldly baggage, he leads them on a trip to Lotus Island to ascend the Holy Mountain and displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe. This gorgeous new digital restoration, overseen by the filmmaker himself, returns Jodorowsky’s most visually extravagant film to all its trippy splendor.
Thanks to everyone who came to see THE HOLY MOUNTAIN over the last two weekends. Together, you helped raise more than $1000 for earthquake relief efforts in Mexico. We encourage everyone to continue supporting the work of the fundraising campaign set up by filmmakers Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna at https://donate.omaze.com/Mexico and other efforts.
- Country Mexico
- Language English
- Year 1973
- Running Time 113 minutes
- Director Alejandro Jodorowsky