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Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)

Finally here... I've been waiting a long time for this to hit theaters...

'Jodorowsky's Dune' (2014) (Trailer below)

If you're a Dune fan, Giger fan, Sci-Fi fan or simply a fan of progressive filmmaking or visionary artists...this doc is going to be fantastic!  With an incredible 98% on't miss it.

"This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema's greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's ('El Topo') adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic "Dune", whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger.

In 1975, following the runaway success of his art-house freak-outs 'El Topo' and 'Holy Mountain', Alejandro Jodorowsky secured the rights to Frank Herbert's "Dune" - and began work on what was gearing up to be a cinematic game-changer, a sci-fi epic unlike anything the world had ever seen. 

Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artistic mercenaries, including French comic book artist Moebius, who illustrated the storyboards; screenwriter Dan O'Bannon ('Dark Star', 'Alien'); artist H.R. Giger ('Alien'); and sci-fi paperback illustrator Chris Foss. For the cast, he lined up icons ranging from Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger to Orson Welles, and even his own son, who was put through two years of grueling martial arts training to prepare for his role.

Unfortunately, the film was never made.

Director Frank Pavich tackles one of cinema's most enthralling "what could have been" stories, weaving interviews with the charismatic Jodorowsky, his collaborators, and supporters (including 'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn), together with animation to bring Moebius' storyboards to life.

Even though the project exists only in the imaginations of its creators, and as the hundreds of illustrations they left behind, Pavich's documentary chooses not to dwell on failure, but rather celebrates the ways in which the creative dreams of "Dune" planted seeds for many other iconic films that came after it, from 'Star Wars' to 'Alien' to countless more.

This is an inspirational story about the power of the creative spirit, one that establishes Jodorowsky as a master of cinema and a true visionary of our time."

Creator of this Event: Robb

When and Where: We'll meet in the lobby at 2:00pm and head to our seats at 2:05pm.

After the Film: I personally can't do an after-film event for this film...but others can definitely get together and go somewhere on their own.

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  • cornelia hancu e.

    It too agree with Phil ."What if " can bring some mythological proportions to a dream that was never lived .
    And I might add that when Jodorowsky as a person is sharing his view on life ,spirit ,values and the possibility for transformation is awaken in audience even more to "what could have been " a monumental event .The very inner process into the artist mind ,the 'private " look into his creative process was fascinating .

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Phil C

    I like the passion of Jodorowsky. There is an aspect in which it was probably better that the movie was never made. If it had been made, it would only be as good as it would be. Without it being made, it has actually achieved the status of some sort of myth.

    3 · April 6, 2014

    • Robb

      I completely agree Phil. Like bands who break up at their prime or artists/musicians who die young...that gap (that missing) that's left, allows what could have been to blossom into a legendary place. Reality could only have been less than what history has turned it into in its absence. Terrific film. Loved Jodorowsky's passion as well as his ability to captivate just in his choice of words and emphasis. In that respect...he reminds of Werner Herzog and Werner's amazing ability to completely and utterly captivate with his commentaries... which are often just as awesome to hear as his films are to watch.

      April 7, 2014

  • Mary P.

    Argh. At work today.

    April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Feeling sick

    April 6, 2014

  • cornelia hancu e.

    I will try ,

    April 5, 2014

  • Helen W

    Wish I could go. I love the Dune books and I've not seen this movie.

    April 5, 2014

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