Jodorowsky's Dune (5/24)

One of the greatest films never made, by one of underground cinema’s greatest talents of the 20th century, finally comes to light in this documentary look at Alejandro Jodorowsky’s long-gestated, but never filmed version of Frank Herbert’s mammoth sci-fi epic Dune. Having achieved immortal arthouse/midnight movie status in the early Seventies with El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky next attempted to tackle the “unfilmable” Dune universe, spending several years and millions of dollars in pre-production, only to have the project cancelled right as the final pieces of funding were to have come. No matter that an insanely cool international cast (Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, Euro transsexual pop star Amanda Lear) had been assembled, or that a brain-breaking design team (with artists like H.R. Giger and comic book genius Moebius) had toiled for endless months — for this ultimate filmic head-trip was never truly meant to be. Equal parts comprehensive overview of every phase of the project and exploration of Jodorowsky’s rollercoaster multimedia career, Jorodowsky’s Dune is the fascinating journey film fans have been clamoring for.
Dir. Frank Pavich, 2013, DCP, 90 min.

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