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El Topo

Friday, November 3, 2017
  7–9 p.m.


Location: Culver Center of the Arts
Category: Screening

Description: Originally released in 1970, Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo quickly caught the imagination of movie audiences, becoming a landmark in independent film-making. The early screenings at New York’s Elgin Theater sparked the Midnight Movie phenomena, catalyzed by an endorsement from John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Classic Americana and avant-garde European sensibilities collide with Zen Buddhism and the Bible as master gunfighter and mystic El Topo (played by writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky) tries to defeat four sharp-shooting rivals on a bizarre path to allegorical self-awareness and resurrection. As it seeks an alternative to the Hollywood mainstream, El Topo is also the most controversial quasi-Western head trip ever made!

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Open to: General Public
Admission: Entry Charge: $9.99 General; $5 Student
Sponsor: ARTSblock

Contact Information:
Nikolay Maslov
951-827-5356
nikolay.maslov@ucr.edu