'Jodorowsky's Dune' Documentary Earning Praise at Fantastic Fest

September 23, 2013

Jodorowsky's Dune

"A mind-expanding work of art." Now that is some great praise that makes me happy to hear. Genre festival Fantastic Fest 2013 is currently underway at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX. Among the many films screening at the festival is a sci-fi documentary called Jodorowsky's Dune, profiling Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's Dune in the 1970s. It's an outstanding must-see doc that first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it ended up as one of my favorite films of that fest. The doc just premiered down at Fantastic Fest and is getting rave reviews from almost everyone.

Many of our friends/colleagues have posted effusive tweets praising the doc. Here are some of the best ones:

Jodorowsky's Dune

In pre-production for over two years, Jodorowsky's Dune adaptation was to star his own 12 year old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and even Salvador Dali, set to a musical score by Pink Floyd and art-design by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean 'Moebius' Giraud. All of this and more is covered in this new documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, directed by Frank Pavich (N.Y.H.C.). The doc first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and also played the Munich, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals before arriving at Fantastic Fest. Here's the original teaser poster art:

Jodorowsky's Dune

Jodorowsky's Dune was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics earlier in the summer, and will be released on March 7th, 2014 early next year. For additional release updates, visit sonyclassics.com. Otherwise follow @JodorowskysDune for news on the doc. This is a must see when it opens in theaters, so mark it down now.

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wow. i cannot wait to see this.

Linkfx on Sep 23, 2013


Jodorowsky is super funny dude, he had some crew for the movie too. Will look that out for shoozlers.

Carpola on Sep 23, 2013

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