It may be too late to score tickets, but we hear from a very reliable source that Chelsea's own Nicky Nichols has a role in "The Holy Mountain," and also worked on the costumes. The film is being screened at the Walter Reade Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 7, at midnight, so whether you can make it or not, be sure to scream along with Nicky as he's covered with tarantulas!
Greeted with equal volumes of whistles, catcalls and cheers at its controversial Cannes premiere, Jodorowsky’s follow-up to El Topo is a riot of mystic and religious imagery underlining its vision of a spiritual quest towards enlightenment. An austere figure known as The Alchemist (Jodorowsky), holed up in a sheer-faced tower, brings together a diverse group of disciples from every culture and corner of the galaxy to embark with him on a journey to the Holy Mountain, where together they will try to unseat the immortal beings who secretly rule the universe.
One reviewer wrote:
The Holy Mountain was Alexandro Jodorowsky's dizzying elegy to the sex, drugs and spiritual awakening of the late 1960s and early 1970s — a suitably bizarre follow-up to his El Topo (1971). Fascinating, The Holy Mountain is beautifully shot and designed, and it suggests what might have resulted if Luis Buñuel, Michelangelo Antonioni, and George Romero had all dropped acid and made a movie together.
Screening at Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenues on the plaza level.