THE DANCE OF REALITY

Alejandro Jodorowsky practically invented midnight cinema. His break-through hit, El Topo (1970) was about a nameless gunslinger in a mythical Western setting. It was so weird, so bizarre, that studios didn’t know what to do with it. New York exhibitor and owner of The Elgin Cinema, Ben Barenholtz purchased the rights and ran El Topo every night in the midnight slot. Once word got out, the audience came en masse and Beatles manager Allen Klein purchased the United States distribution rights, Jodorowsky was in business. Following El Topo with The Holy Mountain (1973), Tusk (1980) and Santa Sangre (1989), Jodorowsky … Continue reading THE DANCE OF REALITY