The Holy Mountain at MoMA PS1

May 27th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Movie Poster for Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain

I seem to keep writing about director and Tarot master, Alejandro Jodorowsky, but that’s because there keeps being things to write about …

The MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY is presenting Jodorowsky’s 1973 cult film The Holy Mountain every day, through June 30th.

It’ll be played continuously with starting times at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., during regular museum hours, in the Third Floor Main Gallery.

Of course, The Holy Mountain is available now on Blu-ray, but this is a chance to see it in a cinematic setting.

Jodorowsky himself plays the Alchemist in his film. He’s also the director, composer, set and costume designer. Clearly, he had a singular artistic/spiritual vision, and was determined to make it manifest.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were principal funders of this occult masterpiece, and the Beatles manager, Allen Klein, produced it.

Tarot imagery abounds throughout the piece, but it’s not for the faint of heart, or those that like to keep Tarot fluffy.

The Fool is a thief and the Holy Mountain is possibly nothing more than a cinematic dream.

If you get a chance – go see it!!

And follow Jodorowsky on Twitter.

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