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Contest: Win 'The Dance Of Reality' Prize Pack Including 'El Topo' & 'The Holy Mountain' Blu-rays & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2014 4:52 PM
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Dance Of Reality
It has been over two decades since Alejandro Jodorowsky directed a feature film. But he's back with "The Dance Of Reality," and he hasn't missed a step with his distinctive approach to cinema. It's a film we called it a "joyous, absurdist melange of highbrow concepts, personal memoir and potty humor" — in short, it's a Jodorowsky joint and the synopsis below is just the starting point of what he's bringing to the table this time around.

Interview: Alejandro Jodorowsky Talks 'The Dance Of Reality,' His Belated Return To Cinema, 'Iron Man 3' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 26, 2014 11:30 AM
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Jodorowsky's Dune
No matter what you think of his movies, it’s hard to deny that Alejandro Jodorowsky is a living legend. This is a man whose beautiful, dreamily surreal films helped usher in the popularity of the midnight movie (with things like “El Topo” and “Holy Mountain”) and whose visionary work has inspired a whole generation of filmmakers, artists, and technicians (as exemplified in this year’s wonderful documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” about his failed attempt at adapting Frank Herbert’s sci-fi odyssey for the big screen). His newest film, “Dance of Reality,” is the Chilean director’s most personal work to date, a luminous coming-of-age tale inspired by Jodorowsky’s own autobiography and starring members of his family.

Review: Alejandro Jodorowsky's Joyous, Absurdist 'The Dance Of Reality'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 21, 2014 6:27 PM
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The Dance Of Reality
We’ll confess to just the tiniest amount of trepidation as we hovered on the threshold of our screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “The Dance of Reality." It had been 23 years since Jodorowsky last released a film, the compromised, and subsequently disowned Peter O’Toole-starrer “The Rainbow Thief,” and about 23 hours since we’d fallen for Jodo all over again during our viewing of the joyously entertaining “Jodorowsky’s Dune” (review here). What to expect from this ringmaster of the bizarre, now in his mid-eighties?

Göteborg Review: Alejandro Jodorowsky 'The Dance Of Reality' Is An Inventive, Surreal Meta-Memoir

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 28, 2014 6:09 PM
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The Dance Of Reality
We’ll confess to just the tiniest amount of trepidation as we hovered on the threshold of the theater screening Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “The Dance of Reality” at the Göteborg International Film Festival. It had been 23 years since Jodorowsky last released a film, the compromised, and subsequently disowned Peter O’Toole-starrer “The Rainbow Thief,” and about 23 hours since we’d fallen for Jodo all over again during our viewing of the joyously entertaining “Jodorowsky’s Dune” (review here). What to expect from this ringmaster of the bizarre, now in his mid-eighties? How might the intervening decades of knockbacks and disappointments have rusted or warped the skills of an already pretty warped filmmaker? We needn’t have worried.

Watch: Trailer For Alejandro Jodorowsky's First Film In 23 Years, 'The Dance Of Reality'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2013 12:01 PM
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For all the Goslings and Grays and Gatsbys on the Croisette, for some, the biggest news at Cannes this year is the return of Alejandro Jodorowsky. The French/Chilean filmmaker, the man behind cult hits "El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain," hasn't made a film for 23 years, since 1990's "The Rainbow Thief," but is all over Cannes; a documentary about his ill-fated attempt to film "Dune" is premiering, and his return to directing with "The Dance Of Reality" just screened this morning.

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