Jodorowsky’s “DANCE OF REALITY” Coming to the U.S.
Is it wrong to get emotional over the fact that genre fans will have a chance to see a new Alejandro Jodorowsky film in the very near future? In an age where most of the brave filmmakers of yesteryear are marginalized, ignored or slumming it in a bitter semi-retirement, the fact that one of the bravest has made, completed and sold his latest work of art is exciting, and possibly even overwhelming. And Jodorowsky has done just that, as, according to Variety, ABKCO Films has acquired his newest film, THE DANCE OF REALITY, for a U.S. Theatrical Release as well as the home video rights as well.
The filmmaker’s first offering in over 23 years is a surreal, semi-autobiographical story that mixes Jodorowsky’s own experiences with mythology and poetry. Starring Alejandro’s son, Brontis, the film debuted early last year at the Cannes Film Festival and has stayed relatively quiet in the nine months since. THE DANCE OF REALITY will be releasing in New York and Los Angeles before expanding to other territories, but anxious New York area fans will be able to catch the film at the Museum of Modern Art on March 14th. Jodorowsky fans will also be able to see the filmmaker in the documentary JODOROWSKY’S DUNE, which will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in March as well.