Using archival footage and intimate interviews conducted over three years, this documentary finally offers a glimpse at the greatest film never made. In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12-year-old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel “Dune” was poised to change cinema forever. And then, it imploded.
In honor of the insane, mind-expanding film Jodorowsky didn’t get to make, we’re also showing two insane, mind-expanding films he did get to make: EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, both on glorious 35mm prints.