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surrealist filmmaker
Alejandro  'Jodo'  Jodorowsky

[b. 1929]

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         color poster for Alejandro Jodorowsky's masterpiece 'El Topo' [1970]

"Most directors make films with their eyes. I make films with my balls."

"I ask of film what most North Americans ask of psychedelic drugs."

"I don't live in France; I live in myself."

— Alejandro Jodorowsky

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doesn't seem to be any official website (2017)
Alejandro Jodorowsky entry at Wikipedia
Alejandro Jodorowsky credits [since 1957] at Internet Movie Database
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Alejandro Jodorowsky has received:
Special Mention Award for "La Montaña Sagrada" at Taormina Intl. Film Festival in 1973
Special Jury Award for 'El Topo' at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival in 1974
a Career Award at the Fantafestival in 1989
the Jack Smith Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago Underground Film Festival in 2000
the Best Foreign Film Prix Saint-Germain for "La Danza de La Realidad" in 2013
an Audience Award for "Poesía Sin Fin" at San Francisco Intl. Film Festival in 2017

Movies  of  Alejandro Jodorowsky
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Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky  "Anarchy and Alchemy: The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky" [2007]
by Ben Cobb

Creation Books 8¼x8 pb [8/2007] for $13.57

"Zoom back, Camera! El cine de Alejandro Jodorowsky" [Uqbar Editores Chile 2009] by Andrea Chignoli

Alejandro Jodorowsky DVD box set  "The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky" [2007]
Starz / Anchor Bay color DVD set 5/2007] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
includes "Fando y Lis" [1967]; "El Topo" [1970] starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, his son Brontis Jodorowsky & Alfonso Arau; and "The Holy Mountain" [1973] starring Alejandro Jodorowsky & Horácio Salinas
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"La Cravate" aka "Les Têtes Interverties" [1957]

"Fando y Lis" [1967] based on a play by Arrabal

"El Topo" [Mexico 1970]
Unseen for decades due to rights complications, this violent and allegorical Mexican western was perhaps the original hit 'midnight movie'. The story of gunslinger El Topo ('The Mole') who sets out for revenge against the outlaws who slew his wife; he gets that revenge and saves the life of a woman who is being terrorized by bandits. She leads him on a search for the region's top four gunfighters, a quest that becomes a hallucinatory biblical allegory filled with striking and disturbing imagery • full credits at IMDb = vinyl

"The Holy Mountain (La Montaña Sagrada)" [1973] = vinyl

"Tusk" [1978]

"Santa Sangre" [1989]

"The Rainbow Thief" [1990] starring Omar Sharif & Peter O'Toole

"The Jodorowsky Constellation" [1994]

"King Shot" [shelved 2009]

"The Dance of Reality (La Danza de La Realidad)"
biopic [Europe 2013, USA May 2014]
Jodorowsky's biopic 'The Dance of Reality' (Spanish poster)  Filmed in Chile; a version of Jodorowsky's childhood • Produced, written & directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, based on his autobiography; also starring Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits, Bastian Bodenhöfer, Andres Cox, Adan Jodorowsky & Axel/Cristobal Jodorowsky
full credits at IMDb
official movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
ABKCO Music & Records soundtrack CD [DUE May 2014] - price unknown
Dance of Reality Psychomagical Autobiography by Alejandro Jodorowsky  "The Dance of Reality: A Psychomagical Autobiography" [2005]
by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Park Street Press pb [6/2014] for $16.94
Spanish edition bestseller: Siruela 8½x5½ pb [2006] for $25.20
Spanish edition bestseller: Debolsillo 7½x4¾ pb [5/2005] out of print/used

"Jodorowsky's Dune" [Sony Pictures Classics March 2014]
Jodorowsky's Dune documentary  90-minute docufilm about Jodorowsky's 1975-77 preparation to make a feature film of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel "Dune", to star then-12-year-old son Brontis, Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine & Salvador Dali, with music by Pink Floyd – alas, the film was never made • Co-produced & directed by Frank Pavich; featuring Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, artist H.R. Giger, artist Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, Chris Foss, son Brontis Jodorowsky, Richard Stanley, Devin Faraci, Drew McWeeny, Gary Kurtz, Nicolas Winding Refn; won 2 awards at Austin [TX] Fantastic Fest & 2 awards at Sitges Catalonian Intl. F/F
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [7/2014] 2 disks for $9.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:02] at YouTube

"Endless Poetry (Poesía sin Fin)" [France Oct 2016, USA July 2017]
poster for Alejandro Jodorowsky's 'Poesía sin Fin' (Endless Poetry)  poster for Alejandro Jodorowsky's 'Endless Poetry' (Poesía sin Fin)  2-hour 8-minute autobiographical fantasy drama obviously in the style of Jodorowsky's favorite filmmaker Federico Fellini [1920-93]; a young man breaks with his staid Chilean family to become a poet . . .
Co-produced, written & directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky; music by Adan Jodorowsky; starring Adan Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky {as himself}, Leandro Taub, Pamela Flores, Hugo Marín, Jeremias Herskovits, Julia Avendaño, Bastián Bodenhöfer, Carolyn Carlson, Ali Ahmad Sa'Id Esber {dual role}, Kaori Ito, Carlos Leay, Felipe Pizarro Sáenz De Urtury, Felipe Ríos
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 4/2017 official trailer [2:01] at YouTube

"Abel Cain, or The Sons of El Topo" [in production? on hold?]
no entry at IMDb • project entry at Wikipedia

Other  Works  by  Alejandro Jodorowsky
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"Psychomagic: The Transformative Power of Shamanic Psychotherapy" [6/2010] by Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Metagenealogy: Self-Discovery through Psychomagic and the Family Tree" [8/2014] by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Marianne Costa

"Where the Bird Sings Best" [3/2015] by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Author), Alfred MacAdam (Translator)

"Sacred Trickery and the Way of Kindness: The Radical Wisdom of Jodo" [2/2016] by Alejandro Jodorowsky, with Gilles Farcet

"The Panic Fables: Mystic Teachings and Initiatory Tales" [5/2017] by Alejandro Jodorowsky

F i c t i o n

"Before The Incal" [9/2014] by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Zoran Janjetov

"The Incal" [9/2014] by Alejandro Jodorowsky, Illustrated by Jean Giraud

"The Metabarons" [2/2015] by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Juan Gimenez

"Albina and The Dog-Men" [Restless Books 5/2016] by Alejandro Jodorowsky, trans. by Alfred MacAdam

Works  About  Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Tres Extraordinarios: Luis Spota, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Emilio 'Indio' Fernández" [Juan Pablos Editor 1980]
by Edmundo Dominguez Aragones

"Alexandre Jodorowsky: Cinéaste Panique" [Albatros 1985] by Michel Larouche

"La Talpa e La Fenice: Il Cinema di Alejandro Jodorowsky" [Bologna, Granata Press 1993] by Massimo Monteleone

Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky  "The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator of El Topo"
[2008] by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Park Street Press pb [7/2008] for $12.89

"De La Cage au Grand Écran: Entretiens avec Alejandro Jodorowsky" [K-Inite Editions 2009] by Jean-Paul Coillard

"Alejandro Jodorowsky: Danzando con la realidad" [Dolmen Editorial 2011] by Házael Gonzalez

"Alejandro Jodorowsky" [Ediciones Cátedra 2012] by Diego Moldes, Prologue by Alejandro Jodorowsky ISBN 978-84-376-3041-0

Friends  &  Family

wife Valerie and sons Brontis, Axel, and Adan
son Teo Jodorowsky [1971-95] was born in Mexico

L i n k s
Alejandro Jodorowsky entry at Wikipedia
Alejandro Jodorowsky credits [since 1957] at Internet Movie Database
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