pERVERt cINEMa presents: The Holy Mountain (1973)

Sunday December 28th 2014, pERVERt cINEMa presents: The Holy Mountain, by Alejandro Jodorowsky (1973, 114 minutes, with English subtitles). Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

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.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net