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Apr. 28, 2011

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The Holy Mountain in Queens? That’s right, starting next month, MoMA PS1 is presenting continuous showings of Chilean cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s two-hour-long The Holy Mountain (1973), a surrealist satire depicting the adventures of a Christ figure (played by Jodorowsky) and a rebirth scene that was supposedly filmed while the actors were tripping on psilocybin mushrooms. 

Produced by Beatles manager Allen Klein and partially funded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the movie boasts a visual vocabulary that harkens back to Luis Bunel and Salvador Dali and presages Matthew Barney. A special project of MoMA PS1 curator Klaus Biesenbach, "Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Holy Mountain," May 22-June 30, 2011, presents the film at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm in a custom-built cinema in MoMA PS1’s third floor gallery.

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