Trailer: "Jodorowsky's Dune" directed by Frank Pavich

February 24, 2014

In 1974, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films El Topo and The Holy Mountain launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Foyd and at by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean "Mœbius Giraud,  Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel Dune. 

"In my version, the spice is a blue drug with spongy consistency filled with a vegetable-animal life endowed with consciousness, the highest level of consciousness. It does not stop taking all kinds of forms, while stirring up unceasingly. The spice continuously produces the creation of the innumerable universes." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

This documentary, Jodorowsky's Dune, a film by Frank Pavich, is the story of the legendary cult film director's staggeringly ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.