The Museum of Modern Art Modern Hosts An Evening with Alejandro Jodorowsky

. September 14, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Museum of Modern Art Modern presents An Evening with Alejandro Jodorowsky on October 31, 7:00 p.m.

As a coda to the exhibition of his work at MoMA PS1 earlier this year, Alejandro Jodorowsky (b. 1929, Chile) introduces his visionary 1973 cult film The Holy Mountain. Following the screening, which is presented in conjunction with MoMA’s annual festival of newly restored films To Save and Project, Jodorowsky will take part in an onstage conversation Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at MoMA, and Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film, MoMA.

The Holy Mountain is an absurdist and picaresque satire depicting the journey of a Christ-like figure, the Thief, to a symbolic mountain that is said to unite Heaven and Earth. Playing the character of the Alchemist both on and off screen, Jodorowsky immersed his actors in months of preparatory spiritual and occult exercises, and was also responsible for the costume and set designs and for cowriting the musical score.

Program 150 min. Courtesy ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.

Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large of The Museum of Modern Art; and Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film.

Tickets: $12 adults; $10 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D. $8 full-time students with current I.D. (For admittance to film programs only.) The price of a film ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket when a film ticket stub is presented at the Lobby Information Desk within 30 days of the date on the stub (does not apply during Target Free Friday Nights, 4:00-8:00 p.m.). Admission is free for Museum members and for Museum ticketholders.

Modern Mondays is a weekly program that brings contemporary, innovative film and moving-image works to the public and provides a forum for viewers to engage in dialogue and debate with contemporary filmmakers and artists. Modern Mondays presents new—and newly rediscovered—film and media works with the director in attendance, stimulating discourse, dialogue, and interaction in a social setting.

Organized by the Department of Film and the Department of Media and Performance Art.

Modern Mondays is made possible by Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro. Additional support is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Category: Fine Art

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