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Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Santa Sangre

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre (“Holy Blood”), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother.

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… Continue Reading

Santa Sangre

Santa Sangre

Fifteen years after EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN unlocked moviegoers’ collective third-eye, legendary provocateur Alejandro Jodorowsky made his late-’80s comeback with the SANTA SANGRE, a film whose staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, blasphemy, beauty and madness enraptures both Jodo newbies and dedicated fans alike. Fully restored to an inky sheen, this evocative tale… Continue Reading

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

The Rio Theatre and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) are partnering to co-present a double feature in advance of the festival’s highly anticipated 17th season, happening August 22-September 1. This year, VLAFF will be featuring over 70 wonderfully curated films from across Latin America, and is set take place at various venues around… Continue Reading