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El Topo
Institute of Contemporary Arts

El Topo, dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico 1970, 125 min., Spanish with English subtitles, 18

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s allegorical cult Western screens in a new 4K restoration.

Directed, scored by, and starring the Mexican director, El Topo unfolds in a phantasmagoric desert landscape populated by a cast of vicious gunslingers. Chief among them is the film’s title character, ‘the mole’, who journeys across this surreal dreamscape with his young son to duel with four sharp-shooting Zen masters. In the film’s second half, El Topo becomes the guru of a subterranean tribe of outcasts who he must liberate from depraved cultists in a neighbouring town.
 
12:40 pm
Fri, 10 Jan 2020
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02:00 pm
Sun, 12 Jan 2020
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09:25 pm
Sun, 19 Jan 2020
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03:50 pm
Wed, 22 Jan 2020
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09:15 pm
Thu, 23 Jan 2020
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12:25 pm
Sun, 23 Feb 2020
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02:50 pm
Wed, 26 Feb 2020
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