Jodorowsky meetup in Dallas? November 17, 2008 1:12 PM   Subscribe

Dallas MeFi meetup: Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain this Thursday at the Angelika Dallas?

That's right, a rare treat! There's going to be a screening of this cinematic masterpiece in 35mm at 8 pm with a DJ playing music remixed and inspired by the film and it's only $8! To my knowledge, a good quality 35mm print of the film hasn't been shown here before. Who's going? There will be music and drinks beforehand. More info can be found at the Pegasus News site here. If anyone would like food first, there are TONS of places to eat because it's at Mockingbird Station.
posted by Unicorn on the cob to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:12 PM (28 comments total)

Oh man I would love to see a screening of that. But I live way to far everybody but me gets to do cool stuff :(
posted by nola at 1:38 PM on November 17, 2008

Bring your crazy eyes.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:46 PM on November 17, 2008

sounds pretty excellent. I'll definitely be there.
posted by grandsham at 2:02 PM on November 17, 2008

Oh, God damn you all in Dallas. This is the most perfectest reason for a meetup ever.
posted by middleclasstool at 2:29 PM on November 17, 2008

Is it even legal to show that film in Texas?
posted by mullingitover at 2:31 PM on November 17, 2008

Mullingitover: heh. Tell you what, I'll wear an eyepatch so I'm only half-violated. Can't wait to see you again, grandsham! It's been a minute.

The music part is before the movie; the movie itself will be... unblemished, so to speak. Crazy eyes indeed.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:37 PM on November 17, 2008

Would this be a good opportunity to tell the story about the time I wanted to see more movies by the director of Pi and The Fountain but misremembered his name and ended up renting Holy Mountain instead?

Q: What's the difference between Aronofsky and Jodorowsky?
posted by ook at 2:50 PM on November 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

Of course there's a Dallas meetup that's not at a bar (ie, I can come) and I'm in Massachusetts. Of course.
posted by MadamM at 3:11 PM on November 17, 2008

Be very careful Dallas mefites!I had (had, not have) a friend who watched the Sacred Mountain. Then she felt compelled to watch El Topo, Fando y Lis, and Santa Sangre. After that, she enrolled in psycho-magic therapy, was almost smothered to death while being reborn out of a giant foam vulva, got lost in her tarot deck, and disappeared for a few months. Last time I saw her, she was heavily medicated and looked like a sick ghost.

The Sacred Mountain is a gateway film!
posted by Dataphage at 6:03 PM on November 17, 2008

Dataphage, I hate to tell you, but that giant foam vulva was actually a leftover from my Blisskrieg party back in 1995. It was created by George DeMerle. True story!

It was hot pink, correct?

vague reference to the 12 immortals goes here
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 7:15 PM on November 17, 2008

Now THAT'S a meetup!

wish I could come
posted by hermitosis at 7:34 PM on November 17, 2008

AWWW, aaw. aw.

I really can't bitch and moan because I um, go to grad school for film in LA and get a lot of rad movies in my diet.

Yes I can. AWWW, aaw. aw. Jodorowsky in 35, waaaah.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:40 PM on November 17, 2008

Holy crap I'd really love to come to this. I wonder if I can convince the wife. It would be perfect because I ride DART light rail anyway. Could get off at Mockingbird ~6 and have plenty of time for dinner and getting in line beforehand.
posted by owtytrof at 7:40 AM on November 18, 2008

That's one heck of a movie there. Sounds like a great time.
posted by stinkycheese at 9:45 AM on November 18, 2008

Would love to make it but can't :( Y'all have fun though!
posted by First Post at 7:40 PM on November 18, 2008

Alack and alas, turns our this just isn't in the cards for me.

posted by owtytrof at 7:11 AM on November 19, 2008

oh and also:

a DJ playing music remixed and inspired by the film

He has put up the whole 7-track project here:
Blixaboy vs. The Holy Mountain
posted by First Post at 10:39 PM on November 19, 2008

Whoa, what? Did you get robbed?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:15 PM on November 20, 2008

I was about to post a "Bollocks, I forget to check MeTa for a few days and there's a local (-ish) meetup that I miss" message.

Then I looked into the film in question and read Item's message. I'm definitely curious.
posted by Nice Guy Mike at 7:25 PM on November 21, 2008

I had a great time! Sorry, grandsham, I don't remember the name of the girl you came with, even though we all said "hey, are you friends of Matt Haughey?" (ensuing inside laugh here)...but all of us were saying "BEST MOVIE EVER!" on the way out... the movie was fantastic. Pretty packed, but I don't quite think it sold out.

Nobody took pictures as there were only a few of us there. The music was wonderful, it was played inside the theater itself before a bunch of wacky 70s previews, etc.

That was my experience, anyway. I've never seen the original theater cut in 35mm. Pretty mindblowing.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:06 PM on November 21, 2008

It was a hell of a film.

And Marooned is definately available on Amazon, with a spruced up cover image and a prominent placement of Gregory Peck and Gene Hackman's name on the front
posted by grandsham at 10:17 AM on November 22, 2008

Oh my god, that preview... ha, awesome find!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 11:57 AM on November 22, 2008

oh my, I linked to Netflix search results instead of the Amazon link.
posted by grandsham at 12:36 AM on November 23, 2008

I'm curious as to how item was able to both watch the movie (which began at 8 p.m.) and comment here at 8:45 p.m. about how bad it sucked. Ah, technology!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 1:07 PM on November 23, 2008

I have no idea what is going on and keep checking back to see if something happens to increase either the clarity or the drama. Either's fine with me.

So, you know, get busy with that.
posted by middleclasstool at 3:09 PM on November 23, 2008

Item, why are you being so coy about whatever the hell it is you're talking about?
posted by ook at 8:25 AM on November 24, 2008

It's a personal issue that I believe the relevant parties are reluctant to fully drag in here, which is wise, my love of trainwrecks be damned.
posted by middleclasstool at 11:18 AM on November 24, 2008

Drats! I wish I had seen the notice in time. I would loved to have been there.
posted by dejah420 at 12:47 PM on November 29, 2008

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