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Actor: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Endless Poetry

Endless Poetry

Through renowned “father of the midnight movies” Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s intensely personal lens, ENDLESS POETRY tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s. Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year-old Jodorowsky (played here by Adan Jodorowsky, Alejandro’s real-life son), leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago where he meets Enrique Lihn (Leandro Taub), Stella Diaz Varín (Pamela Flores), Nicanor Parra (Felipe Rios), all unknown at the time, but who would later become driving forces of twentieth century Hispanic literature. Living with these inspirational artists, Jodorowsky’s exploration of his inner feelings takes him on a journey of sensual experimentation leading him to realize his innermost desires and passions. Continuing the autobiographical story he began in THE DANCE OF REALITY, ENDLESS POETRY is an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever, written by a man who has dedicated his existence to creating spiritual and artistic awareness, told through Jodorowsky‘s unique surreal and psychedelic visual language. A tribute to Chile’s artistic heritage, ENDLESS POETRY is also an homage to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever, written by a man who has dedicated his life and career to creating spiritual and artistic awareness across the globe.

“Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ‘Endless Poetry’ is the most accessible movie he has ever made, and it may also be the best. It’s Felliniesque and moving.” (Variety)

“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.” (Observer)

“There is gusto and energy, a need to excite, shock, bewilder. You can sense here something you rarely experience, even in the very best films: how much the director is simply enjoying himself.” (The Guardian)

Monday, June 19
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Tuesday, June 20
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

Monday, June 26
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID entry and bar service.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

ENDLESS POETRY ‘Poesía sin fin’ (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 2016 / 128 mins / 18A / Spanish with English subtitles) A portrait of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time.

El Topo

El Topo

Join us at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday, August 9 for a double bill celebrating two great films from celebrated Chilean auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky: El Topo and The Holy Mountain. A bizarre, ultra-violent, allegorical Western, El Topo (1970) is set in two halves that have widely been compared to the Old and New Testaments of the… Continue Reading

The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain

A Mexican master (Alexandro Jodorowsky) leads a Christ figure (Horacio Salinas) and other disciples to a mountain of immortal wise men.     Wednesday, July 20 Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 door *Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. **Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem… Continue Reading

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Jodorowsky’s Dune

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present one of the most fascinating movies about movies of recent years, Frank Pavich’s acclaimed look at, perhaps, one of the greatest movies never made: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE. Featuring commentary from Alejandro Jodorowsky, Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger (ALIEN), Michel Seydoux, Nicholas Winding Refn, Richard Stanley and others. (Following this screening,… Continue Reading

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