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The Holy Mountain

Opens on August 24

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Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky Run Time: 114 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1973 Language: Spanish

Starring: Adriana Page, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Juan Ferrara, Zamira Saunders

Screenwriter: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Producers: Roberto Viskin, Alejandro Jodorowsky

Co-presented by community programming partner Synth History

Before you head out to Burning Man, head to Vidiots for the head-trip of a lifetime with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s dazzling masterpiece. The Alchemist assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.

Before the show: a special screening of Weyes Blood’s new video for “Twin Flame” directed by Ambar Navarro.

The Holy Mountain score:

The soundtrack for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 surrealist masterpiece, The Holy Mountain, was composed by Jodorowsky himself, the late Ron Frangipane and jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. Ron turned Jodorowsky’s melodic fragments into orchestral arrangements and Don improvised music as the film was projected in silence – with a group reported to have been more than 100 musicians! Although the film only features synthesizer in a specific segment (track 17, entitled “F*ck Machine”), given the period in which the film was released, the utilization of the synthesizer underscores its emerging significance in the world of music and film scoring. After all, commercial synthesizers were only released five years prior to the film’s making.

The film was produced by the Beatles’ manager Allen Klein of ABKCO Music and was funded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono after they fell in love with Jodorowsky’s previous film, El Topo.

About Synth History:
Synth History encompasses an independent magazine, website and podcast, with a focus on legendary and contemporary music pioneers and the history of electronic music. Founded by Danz CM, the magazine and website have featured exclusive interviews with artists like Trent Reznor, James Murphy, Suzanne Ciani, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, Ryuichi Sakamoto, director John Carpenter, Gregg Araki and many more. 

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