429 Castro St
San Francisco, California 94114

January 19-20
El Topo
F: 7p, 9:30p; Sa: (2p), 4:30p, 7p, 9:30p
Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky; Cast: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Jose Legarreta, Alfonso Arau, Jose Luis Fernandez; 1970, 125 mins In Spanish with English subtitles

Through the desert, a mysterious gunslinger goes on a quest to become the best gunfighter. On this mystical journey, he encounters one increasingly bizarre character after another. Though conceived to pay homage to various Italian westerns, it can best be described as Fellini directing a Catholic western while soaring high on LSD. There’s never been a western more surrealistic and apocalyptic.

El Topo (The Mole) is a 1970 allegorical, cult western movie and underground film, written, directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Characterized by its bizarre characters and occurrences, use of maimed and dwarf performers, and heavy doses of Christian symbolism and Eastern philosophy, the film is about the eponymous character - a violent, black-clad gunfighter - and his quest for enlightenment.

Official Website: http://www.thecastrotheatre.com/p-list.html

Added by aliciarenee on January 17, 2007



Holy crap, that's one of the awesomest movies ever!