At 88, rebel-shaman filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky has enjoyed a provocative career not easily encapsulated. His 1970 acid western EL TOPO crowned him godfather of the midnight-movie craze. His mystical 1973 masterpiece THE HOLY MOUNTAIN was ripped off by Kanye West for his Yeezus tour. His ambitious, unfinished Frank Herbert adaptation was chronicled in recent doc JODOROWSKY'S DUNE. “Jodo” has also been a playwright, a comic book writer, a musician, a Tarot scholar, and the inventor of “psychomagic” therapy. He once was a mime who studied with Marcel Marceau. This new autobiographical drama narrates the years of the Chilean artist's youth during which he liberated himself from all of his former limitations, from his family, and was introduced into the bohemian artistic and literary circle of 1940s Chile.
"The most accessible movie the director has ever made, and it may also be the best...'Endless Poetry' is still very much a Jodorowsky film, dotted with his trademark phantasmagorical conceits, which are like candified bursts of comic-book magic realism. Yet more than any previous Jodorowsky opus, it’s also a work of disciplined and touching emotional resonance." - Variety
"This self-reflexive ode to following muses, finding meaning in nothingness, and transcending the sensitive roadblocks between fathers and sons is loopy, irreverent, and more intensely personal than anything its mystic creator has invented before." - Village Voice
"A rapturous, gorgeous movie about the sad joy of living, the product of a filmmaker who has spent his life wrestling with the human desire to shed banality and elude our mortality... It’s the rarest kind of cinematic achievement, when a film that’s so innately somber is also such an utter pleasure to watch." - Paste
SYNOPSIS: A tribute to Chile's artistic heritage, Endless Poetry is also 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 life and career to creating spiritual and artistic awareness across the globe. Rated R, 128 mins.
***Please note that NO OUTSIDE DRINKS OR FOOD are allowed inside Richards' Goat Tavern for legal reasons and violators of this rule may be banned from the theatre permanently. Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, popcorn, and cookies are available at the bar. If you are interested in one of our hot food specials, please show up at least 30 minutes early to finish it in the bar area, as hot food is not allowed inside the dark theatre for your safety. Thank you, see you at the movies!