The Holy Mountain (1973)
Really random, extremely funny ” Aaron Chen
Unanimously considered amongst fans of all strains of alternative pop culture, the flamboyant cinematic masterpiece known as Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain can proudly claim, amongst all its other accolades, to be one of fantastique cinema’s greatest red herrings of all time.
A large part of this mystique was due to the lost soundtrack by jazz legend Don Cherry, which was until recently, enigmatic as the film itself. Was the soundtrack album secretly funded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono?, a record that the Beatles’ managers didn’t want you to hear. Was it the missing Jazz Composers Orchestra album featuring Cherry, Charlie Haden, Carla Bley and Frank Lowe? Or the Elephant’s Memory soundtrack follow-up to Midnight Cowboy? The true axis between New York psych rock, free jazz and Swedish prog rock.
Special guest Andy Votel from the UK record label Finders Keepers presents an introduction to this film screening exploring the myths behind the legendary soundtrack, uncovering the secret music to the most fantastic transcendental spiritual cinematic explosion of our time.
- 114 MINS