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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.08.17] experimental arthouse avant-garde

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.

In 1967, Jodorowsky directed his first feature FANDO Y LIS in Mexico. The film provoked riots when it debuted at the 1968 Acapulco Film Festival. His next film, the cult Western classic EL TOPO opened in 1971 at the Elgin Theatre in New York. Hailed by John Lennon as a masterpiece, it catapulted Jodorowsky's career and started the "Midnight Movie" phenomenon.

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, Jodorowsky's next film, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973 and is considered by many as his most daring film. Additionally, his legendary failed attempt to make Frank Herbert's book DUNE into a film was the subject of the critically acclaimed 2013 documentary JODOROWSKY'S DUNE.

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 Alejandro Jodorowsky (Adan Jodorowsky, Alejandro's 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.

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Recommended Release: The Holy Mountain

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