FILM El Topo Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970, 125’ “It’s midnight mass at the Elgin. Cocteau’s Blood of a Poet has just ended, and the wait for El Topo is a brief grope for comfort before sinking back into fantastic stillness. The audience is young. FILM La montaña sagrada The Holy Mountain Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973, 114’ In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a messianic character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. “You are excrement. You can turn yourself into gold.” The Alchemist FILM Santa Sangre Holy Blood Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989, 123’ A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his now-armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes “her arms”.