Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Trailer Park Tuesdays - The Dance of Reality
Hey folks, welcome to Trailer Park Tues..HOLY SHIT!
THERE'S A NEW ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY MOVIE!
I had no idea that Jodorowsky was shooting a new movie, let alone that it was completed. This is exciting news! Jodorowsky's last feature film was 24 years ago (for those who are not in the know, Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean surrealist filmmaker responsible for melting minds with midnight movie classics like El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and Santa Sangre), so the news of a new film from him is something to celebrate.
His new film is called The Dance of Reality and I don't know much about it. From some quick internet searches, I can tell you that this is an autobiographical film, based on Jodorowsky's book of the same name, and relates his experiences growing up in Chile mixed with his own personal views on reality.
Here's the first movie trailer. It's not in English and the subtitles are in French, but that doesn't really matter. If anything, it ups the surrealness factor considerably. Also, it has plenty of Jodorowsky's hallmarks, including clowns, little people, prostitutes, children, religious symbolism, war, death, and body paint. This is all very exciting and, as previously stated, it is something to celebrate. Here, take a look and enjoy:
The Dance of Reality has been picked up for US distribution by ABKCO Films and will see release in NY and LA areas on May 23rd, with further and expanded release after that. REJOICE!
2014 will be a good year for Jodorowsky fans; later this year (date TBD) the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune will be released, a film that documents what went wrong with Jodorowsky's attempted adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel Dune. Looks to be (at the very least) a compelling watch detailing one of the greatest films never made, so keep an eye out for that one too.
And hey, use those eyes to check out this nifty poster for The Dance of Reality: