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Contest: Win ‘The Dance Of Reality’ Prize Pack Including ‘El Topo’ & ‘The Holy Mountain’ Blu-rays & More

Contest: Win 'The Dance Of Reality' Prize Pack Including 'El Topo' & 'The Holy Mountain' Blu-rays & More

It has been over two decades since Alejandro Jodorowsky directed a feature film. But he’s back with “The Dance Of Reality,” and he hasn’t missed a step with his distinctive approach to cinema. It’s a film we called it a “joyous, absurdist melange of highbrow concepts, personal memoir and potty humor” — in short, it’s a Jodorowsky joint and the synopsis below is just the starting point of what he’s bringing to the table this time around: 

After a 23-year hiatus, The Dance of Reality marks the triumphant return of Alejandro Jodorowsky, the visionary Chilean filmmaker behind cult classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain. In the radiantly visceral autobiographical film, a young Jodorowsky is confronted by a collection of compelling characters that contributed to his burgeoning surreal consciousness. The legendary filmmaker was born in 1929 in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where the film was shot. Blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry, The Dance of Reality reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.

So, how can you celebrate the release of the film? Well, you can certainly track it down when it comes near you and we’ve got a pretty great prize pack for the ultimate Jodorowsky fan including: “The Holy Mountain” on Blu-ray and “El Topo” on Blu-ray as well, plus the soundtracks for the latter film on both vinyl and CD. How do you win? Email us your name and address and tell us the story of the first time you saw a Jodorowsky movie. Good luck! Update: Contest is closed, winners will be contacted via email.

As for “The Dance Of Reality,” check out the trailer below, along with the list of theaters it’s currently playing and where it’ll be expanding next. Pictures of the prize pack and the poster are below too.

Currently Playing

Berkeley, CA | Theater: California Theater

Boston, MA | Theater: Kendall

Chicago, IL | Theater: Music Box Theater

Los Angeles, CA | Theater: Regent

New York, NY | Theater: Sunshine Theater

Philadelphia, PA | Theater: Ritz At the Bourse

Sacramento, CA | Theater: The Crest Theatre

San Francisco, CA | Theater: Opera Plaza

Washington D.C. | Theater: E Street Theater


Date: June 6

Austin,TX | Theater: Lakeline The Alamo Draft House

Dallas, TX | Theater: Texas Theater

Denver, CO | Theater: Cheze Artiest

Houston,TX | Theater: The Alamo Draft House

Kansas City, MO | Theater: The Alamo Draft House

Miami, FL | Theater: Cinematheque

Minneapolis, MN | Theater: The Uptown

Santa Ana, CA | Theater: The Frida Cinema


Date: June 13

New Orleans, LA | Theater: Zeitgeistinc Theater

Santa Fe, NM | Theater: Center for Contemporary Arts

Tucson, AZ | Theater: The Loft Cinema

Date: June 20

Seattle, WA | Theater: The Grand Illusion

San Diego, CA | Theater: Ken

Nashville, TN| Theater: Belcourt Theatre

Bloomington, IN | Theater: Indiana University Cinema


Date: July 11

Providence, RI | Theater: Cable Car Theater


Date: July 18

Portland, OR | Theater: Hollywood Theater

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