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Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Avenue

Part of Nitehawk’s SUMMER OF SURREALISM program, LIVE SOUND CINEMA presents Alejandro Jodorowsky’s HOLY MOUNTAIN with a live score by GUIZOT.

Embodying the sex, drugs, spiritual awakenings and societal unrest of the late 1960s/early 1970S, Jodorowsky’s Mexican-American film Holy Mountain (La Montaña Sagrada) is a suitably bizarre and exquisitely designed trip. The quasi narrative tells of a Christ-like vagrant and six of the world’s most powerful individuals (each representing a planet in the Solar system) for a spiritual pilgrimage through a perverse and unfriendly land. The mission is to find the Holy Mountain and immortality. The film’s symbolic figures and gestures – ranging from birds flying out of bullet holes to reptiles re-enacting the Mexican conquest – make this surreal film one that existed completely outside of traditional filmmaking of the time.

Providing the live score to Holy Mountain is Guizot.

Rating: R
Run Time: 114 minutes
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders
Format: Digital
Year: 1973
Language: English subtitles
Age Policy: 18 and Up
Note: Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Additional Screenings:

Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:59 PM