Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ‘Dance of Reality’ Gets U.S. Release (EXCLUSIVE)

The Dance of Reality Cannes Alejandro

ABKCO Films has acquired U.S. theatrical and home entertainment rights to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “The Dance of Reality” nine months after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film will be released on May 23 in Los Angeles and New York before expanding.

“The Dance of Reality” — Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years — will make its U.S. debut at South by Southwest in March, where he will be on hand for a conversation about this and his other works. The Museum of Modern Art in New York will host a special screening on March 14.

The film was shot in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert where Jodorowsky was born and underwent an unhappy childhood as part of an uprooted family. The film combines his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry. Variety’s Scott Foundas gave “Reality” a strong review at Cannes, calling it “by turns playful, tragic and surprisingly light on its feet.”

ABKCO previously released Jodorowsky’s “El Topo” and “The Holy Mountain.”


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  1. where can I get tickets for this??
    thank you !

  2. david says:

    can someone ask jodorowsky why , his position against enteogenic plants !? like ayahuasca and marihuana …

    • esteban says:

      he is not necesarely against ayahuasca, or plants which belong to a certain context(and guidance), i guess he would be against marihuana and other drugs which numb perception. he would rather recommend to go the long way of introspection and keen observation of the inner nature in order to mutate conciousness. one of the many key aspect of his philosophy is the observation of synchronicity as a sign of the magical(sacred) dimension our every day life posseses. (he’s been a great inspiration for me through his books and conferences, so take it as a good source) ;)

  3. Argentineman says:

    Yeah! The master is back. Please Release now in Argentina !!!

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