THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
1973, ABKCO Films, 114 min, Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky tells another story of one man's spiritual quest: This time the character is a thief who travels to the titular mount 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.


EL TOPO
1970, ABKCO Films, 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.


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