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12 items from 2014


New on Video: ‘The Dance of Reality’

1 September 2014 8:51 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Dance of Reality

Written and directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Chile, 2013

If Alejandro Jodorowsky’s name has been in the news as of late, it’s largely thanks to Frank Pavich’s excellent documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune. While this is a fascinating and tantalizing examination of what might have been a stunning feature in the filmmaker’s rather limited body of work, it should not distract from the films Jodorowsky actually made since the Dune debacle. This includes the 85-year-old’s latest feature (which is teased at the end of the documentary), the autobiographical The Dance of Reality, out now on blu-ray. This Felliniesque chronicle of occasionally inflated childhood reminisces and the sociopolitical factors that form one’s identity is a beautiful film, lovingly crafted, episodic though at times meandering, and certainly a passion project for its director.

We first see Jodorowsky himself in the present day, directly addressing the »

- Jeremy Carr

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Jodorowsky’S Dune Blu-ray Review

31 July 2014 9:34 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the greatest movies never made, Alejandro Jodorowsky - famous for his midnight movies El Topo and The Holy Mountain – spent two years in the seventies attempting to make an adaptation of Frank Hebert’s Dune, only for his efforts to be spent in vain.  Assembling an international cast and an amazing crew of visual artists, the film might have come out in 1975 and altered the course of cinema forever.  It didn’t happen, but now Jodorowsky and many others who worked on the film have been interviewed for the movie Jodorowsky’s Dune, which gives us a look at what might have been.  My Jodorowsky's Dune Blu-ray review follows after the jump. Smartly kept to a ninety minute running time, the film is mostly told from Jodorowsky’s perspective as he wanted to make a film that would give people the experience of being on LSD while sober. »

- Andre Dellamorte

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The Dance of Reality Movie Review

3 June 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Dance of Reality Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky Starring: Brontis Jodorowsky, Pamela Flores, Jeremias Herskovits The year 2014 is proving to be something of an unlikely renaissance for 85-year-old surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, who was the central subject of a documentary detailing his vision of a collapsed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” and now sees the release of his first film in more than two decades, ”The Dance of Reality.” A deeply personal and characteristically weird curated trip through his recreated adolescence, this one-of-a-kind period piece is swollen with mythology, metaphor (political and social), visual poetry and elliptical tedium. Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town along the edge of the Chilean  [ Read More ]

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‘The Dance of Reality’ is Jodorowsky’s personal origin myth

21 May 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Dance of Reality

Written and directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Chile/France, 2013

One of cinema’s great mythmakers, Alejandro Jodorowsky returned to his home town of Tocopilla to make The Dance of Reality, his first film in almost a quarter of a century. It presents a typically surreal account of his childhood and his father’s exploits in the turbulent political landscape of 1930s Chile, but it has particular resonance as it sheds light on the genesis of the ideas that shaped his career in film. The mythology that runs through El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Santa Sangre is on display here, but, rather than forming part of a wholly fictional narrative, it is explicitly presented as Jodorowsky’s conceptualisation of his own ancestral past.

Central to the legend is his cruel father Jaime, played with great enthusiasm by Jodorowsky’s eldest son Brontis, who has come a long »

- Rob Dickie

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Gff 2014: ‘The Dance of Reality’ is Jodorowsky’s personal origin myth

25 February 2014 12:57 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Dance of Reality

Written and directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Chile/France, 2013

One of cinema’s great mythmakers, Alejandro Jodorowsky returned to his home town of Tocopilla to make The Dance of Reality, his first film in almost a quarter of a century. It presents a typically surreal account of his childhood and his father’s exploits in the turbulent political landscape of 1930s Chile, but it has particular resonance as it sheds light on the genesis of the ideas that shaped his career in film. The mythology that runs through El Topo, The Holy Mountain and Santa Sangre is on display here, but, rather than forming part of a wholly fictional narrative, it is explicitly presented as Jodorowsky’s conceptualisation of his own ancestral past.

Central to the legend is his cruel father Jaime, played with great enthusiasm by Jodorowsky’s eldest son Brontis, who has come a long »

- Rob Dickie

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Jodorowsky's Dune Trailer

13 February 2014 3:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

10 years before director David Lynch adapted Frank Herbert's sci-fi masterpiece Dune, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried, in 1974, to mount an adaptation of this seminal sci-fi novel, although it never panned out. This utterly ambitious project is detailed in director Frank Pavich's documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, as you can see in the first trailer. Alejandro Jodorowsky himself outlines his plans for this massive undertaking, which had David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dal&#237 and Orson Welles attached to star. H.R. Giger was set to work on the designs of the film years before he became famous for Ridley Scott's Alien. Take a look at the first footage, along with the poster from this upcoming documentary, arriving in theaters March 21.

Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El topo, The Holy Mountain, Santa sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. »

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Dreyfuss, Gilliam to attend Glasgow

5 February 2014 3:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tenth edition of Glasgow Film Festival, running Feb 20-March 2 announces guest lineup.

Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and film-maker Terry Gilliam are among the guests set to attend the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival.

Dreyfuss will be attending the UK premiere of Cas & Dylan on Feb 22, where he will also be accompanied by the film’s director, Beverly Hills 90210’s Jason Priestley.

Gilliam will be in attendance at the screening of The Zero Theorem on Feb 27.

Other guests confirmed include Under the Skin director Jonathan Glazer and star Paul Brannigan for the festival’s closing gala on March 2; director David Mackenzie for Starred Up; magician Rickey Jay for the UK premiere of new documentary Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay; Mary Queen of Scots director Thomas Imbach; and Brontis Jodorowsky to talk about his father’s latest film The Dance of Reality.

Guests previously announced for this year’s tenth edition include The Double director [link=nm »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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SXSW Film Program Features ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Anniversary Screening, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ with Wes Anderson and more

31 January 2014 10:41 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sundance just ended, and we are already preparing for the next big film festival, South By Southwest. Not too long ago, the festival announced a few of the films premiering this year, but now they’ve announced the main slate. The midnight selections and some inevitable late-breaking additions are still to be announced, but this should be more than enough to get you excited. Along with many World Premieres, and Sundance favorites like Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Gareth EvansThe Raid 2, the line up also includes an anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and an extended Q&A screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel with Wes Anderson. SXSW 2014 runs March 7 through 15 in Austin, Texas. Check out the line up after the jump.

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Narrative Feature Competition

Eight world premieres, eight unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,324 films submitted to SXSW 2014. Films screening in Narrative »

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SXSW 2014: First Wave Lineup Includes Predestination, Creep, Open Windows, The Raid 2, Penny Dreadful, and Lots More

31 January 2014 6:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The 2014 SXSW "Film Features Program" includes 115 titles, and along with the previously announced zombie culture documentary Doc of the Dead, there's a lot for the horror crowd...

...including special screenings of the original Godzilla and Texas Chain Saw Massacre, early looks at upcoming TV shows "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" and "Penny Dreadful," the U.S. premiere of Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality, and new films from the Spierig brothers, Nacho Vigalondo, and Jim Jarmusch.

The genre-heavy "Midnighter" lineup will be announced next week along with the list of short films, but in the meantime here are the horror highlights (or what we assume will be of interest given their descriptions) to be on the lookout for during the fest.

Note that new for 2014, they've introduced the "Episodic" category, created to highlight innovative new work hitting the small screen.

The 2014 SXSW Film Festival runs March 7-15 in awesome Austin, »

- Debi Moore

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SXSW 2014 Lineup Includes Universal Pictures’ Neighbors and Jon Favreau’s Chef

30 January 2014 6:57 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Today the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced a diverse features lineup for this year’s Festival, the 21st edition and running March 7 – 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The 2014 program expands on SXSW tradition of embracing a range of genres and span of budgets, featuring a wealth of vision from experienced and developing filmmakers alike.

For more information visit http://sxsw.com/film.

Listed in the announcement are 115 of the features that will screen over the course of nine days at SXSW 2014. The lineup below includes 68 films from first-time filmmakers, and consists of 76 World Premieres, 10 North American Premieres and 7 U.S. Premieres. These films were selected from a record 2,215 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,540 U.S. and 675 international feature-length films. With a record number of 6,482 submissions total, the overall increase was 14% over 2013. The Midnighters feature section and the Short Film program will be announced on February 5, with the complete »

- Movie Geeks

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Neighbors, Faults, We’ll Never Have Paris, Creep & Open Windows Lead SXSW 2014 Film Line-Up

30 January 2014 2:06 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

After announcing earlier this month that Jon Favreau’s Chef and the Veronica Mars movie will be making their world debuts at SXSW this year, the festival has revealed its full line-up, including further very promising world premieres, alongside appearances from some of the year’s most high-profile films.

The Midnight programme will be announced early next month, along with the Shorts line-up, and the complete Conference slate a little later as well.

Led by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Nicholas Stoller’s anticipated R-rated comedy, Neighbors, will be making its world debut at the festival, notably marked out as a ‘work-in-progress’ ahead of its theatrical release in May.

David Gordon Green’s acclaimed Joe will make its Us premiere, having bowed at Venice and then Toronto last year. Early reviews have Nicolas Cage giving one of the finest performances of his career, with Tye Sheridan (Mud) excellent alongside him. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Wigon’s Heart Machine, Meyerhoff’s Unicorns, Levine’s Wild Canaries & Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible In 2014 SXSW Comp Line-Up

30 January 2014 1:35 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Not sure if there is a Short Term 12 equivalent in this year’s Narrative Feature Comp, but on paper SXSW programmers are serving up a mean (and the usual lean group of 8 out of a whopping 1,324 film entries) for the upcoming competitiuon of eight which includes notable entries (that we’ve been tracking for a good time now) such as Zachary Wigon’s The Heart Machine, John Magary’s The Mend, Leah Meyerhoff’s I Believe in Unicorns and Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Canaries. Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated docs of the year, on the non-fiction side we find Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible. Below you’ll find a breakdown of the other sections (notable world preems in We’ll Never Have Paris and Faults (see Mary Elizabeth Winstead above), some Sundance items with Texan connections and other nuggets.

Narrative Feature Competition

Eight world premieres, eight »

- Eric Lavallee

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