<em>The Holy Mountain</em>. 1973. Mexico/USA. Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Courtesy ABKCO Films

An Evening with Alejandro Jodorowsky

Monday, October 31, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

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As a coda to the exhibition of his work that took place at MoMA PS1 earlier this year, Alejandro Jodorowsky (Chilean, b. 1929) introduces his visionary 1973 film The Holy Mountain. Following the screening, which is presented in conjunction with To Save and Project, Jodorowsky will take part in an onstage conversation with Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art; and Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. The Holy Mountain is a surreal and picaresque satire depicting the journey of a Christ-like figure, the Thief, to a symbolic mountain. Jodorowsky immersed his actors in months of preparatory spiritual and occult exercises, and was also responsible for the costumes and set designs, and for cowriting the musical score. A quintessential cult film, The Holy Mountain famously played for 16 straight months at New York’s Waverly Theater. Special thanks to ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. Program 150 min.

In the Film exhibitions Modern Mondays and To Save and Project: The Ninth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation

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