EL TOPO
Showings
Scene 1Fri, Jun 27 11:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Scene 1Sat, Jun 28 12:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:125 mins
Director:Alejandro Jodorowsky
Year Released:1970
Production Country:Mexico
Description

New Digital Cinema Print. Two Shows Only!

Earlybird & Late Night Special: Free small, fresh-brewed cup of Wake Up Iowa City coffee with purchase of a ticket to either show. Start or end your day the Jodorowsky way!

Also catch THE DANCE OF REALITY, Jodorowsky's first feature film in 23 years!

"An extravagant hodgepodge of hand-me-down surrealism, mysticism, Italian westerns, theater of cruelty, and Buñuel..." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

Originally released in 1970, Alejandro Jodorowsky's EL TOPO quickly caught the imagination of movie audiences, becoming a landmark in independent filmmaking. The early screenings at New York’s Elgin Theater sparked the Midnight Movie phenomena, catalyzed by an endorsement from John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Classic Americana and avant-garde European sensibilities collide with Zen Buddhism and the Bible as master gunfighter and mystic El Topo (played by writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky) tries to defeat four sharp-shooting rivals on a bizarre path to allegorical self-awareness and resurrection. As it seeks an alternative to the Hollywood mainstream, EL TOPO is also the most controversial quasi-Western head trip ever made!

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