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New Meetup: El Topo at Midnight at Gary's Place

From: Gary
Sent on: Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Indy Film Buffs Meetup Group!

What: El Topo at Midnight at Gary's Place

When: March 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: In 1971, the most talked about movie in New York was a film made by a Chillean born director named Alexandro Jodorowsky. Jodorowsky described this film as "a library of all the book I love": piles of Dr. Strange comic books, pop record albums, John Wayne, Duchamp, Martin Buber, Confucius, McLuhan, Andre' Breton, Nictzsche, Wilheim Reich, Lobatchevski, Frank Zappa, Saint-Exupery, Beckett, Lewis Carroll, The Bible-Old and New Testaments, Lao-Tzu, Lenny Bruce, Borges, Robert Crumb, Buckminster Fuller, Gurdjieff, Julio Cortazar, the historian Huizinga, Milarepa, Anais Nin, Kafka, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Speedy Gonzalez, Books on Krishna, Claude Levi-Straus, Jung, Melville, The Sufis, The Tarot, The Koran, The Gita, The Zohar, The Odyssey. Sounds like a recipe for brilliance or extreme self-indulgence. Maybe a little of both. You be the judge.

Jodorowsky plays a mysterious gunfighter named El Topo (the Mole) who tries to attain ultimate enlightenment by killing the four master gunfigters. Mix Sergio Leone's Man with No Name trilogy with the Old Testiment and you kind of get the idea. This descreption comes whofully short though, so I would encourage folks to check out "El Topo" on the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) and if you're intrigued by the info there, please come to the showing.

I decided to show this film at midnight since El Topo started the midnight movie trend back in the 70's. The meet-up is set for 11pm to allow some time for some socializing before the showing. "El Topo" will start promptly at midnight. This Midnight showing is an experiment of sorts. If I receive a lot of interest here, I'll be showing other cult films at midnight at my place. Hope to see you there!

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