I visited MoMA PS1 yesterday for the first date of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s film, The Holy Mountain Exhibition. I walked in at 2pm just in time to see the second showing of the movie. It was a very nice experience having never been to MoMA PS1 before. Everyone was very friendly and did a good job directing us where to go. The movie started promptly at 2pm and there was a full house. As someone who has already seen the movie, I was a bit disappointed to find out there wasn’t much to the exhibit but the movie, a rough draft of the script (80 pages), some pictures of Jodorowsky and a large set of tarot cards. I thought I was going to see many props, materials and pictures from the film, maybe even some behind the scenes. The person I had gone with had never seen any of Jodorowsky’s films, it was interesting to see his reaction and to hear his interpretation of the movie. The movie was funnier the second time around. My favorite character is the Woman from Saturn, the manufacturer of war toys for children. This movie has a lot of symbolism that many will not understand and find very strange, also a lot of nudity. If you haven’t already seen this movie I highly recommend this exhibition, but first watch the trailer below.
The Holy Mountain runs through June 30 at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NYC
Below is an interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky where he reveals he will be directing a new film called The Dance of Reality. It is a biographical film written by him based on his book of the same name which depicts his childhood in Chile.