Endless Poetry
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Showings
Uptown TheatreTue, Apr 18 4:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Tags:Biography
Drama
Fantasy
Arts
Coming-of-Age
Hispanic/Latino/Iberian
Jewish Interest
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2016
Runtime:128 min
Country:Chile
France
Japan
UK
Language:Spanish
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Abkco
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/201049711
Cast/Crew
Director:Alejandro Jodorowsky
Producer:Xavier Guerrero Yamamoto
Michel Seydoux
Cinematographer:Christopher Doyle
Screenwriter:Alejandro Jodorowsky
Editor:Maryline Monthieux
Composer:Adan Jodorowsky
Principal Cast:Adan Jodorowsky
Pamela Flores
Brontis Jodorowsky
Leandro Traub
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Jeremias Jerskovits
Julis Avendano
Bastian Bodenhofe
Filmography:Fando Y Lis ('68)
El Topo ('70)
The Holy Mountain ('73)
Tusk ('80)
Santa Sangra ('89)
Rainbow Thief ('90)
The Dance of Reality ('13)
Description

The second in director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s autobiographical trilogy (the first being The Dance of Reality), Endless Poetry is the auteur’s examination of his young adulthood in Santiago in the 1940s and 50s. “[I]ndulgent and recklessly alive” (The Guardian), this film explores every facet of the artistic process and the methods by which a son tears himself from the clutches of his family. It is at once thought-provoking, melodramatic, profane, gorgeous… and utterly Freudian. The director confronts his own father—and himself—by casting his son, Adan, as the young Jodorowsky, not to mention casting the same actress, Pamela Flores, as both his mother and his lover, the poet Stella Díaz. “I’m 86 and a half years old,” Jodorowsky explained on his Indigogo appeal to fund Endless Poetry. “Why am I making movies?... My entire body hurts. But oh, happiness! To finally be making a kind of cinema that heals!”


"This film from a director in his late 80s feels more joyously and recklessly alive than the work of many film-makers half his age." - The Guardian


Director's Biography

Director Alejandro Jodorowsky is a theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, author, poet, producer, composer, musician, creator of spellbinding comic books with Mœbius, and practitioner of the therapeutic practice called psychomagic, whose goal is to reconcile psychological wounds suffered in life. His work has influenced John Lennon, Peter Gabriel, Nicholas Winding Refn, and many others.