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Alejandro Jodorowsky Launches Kickstarter For Next Feature

Written by on February 18, 2015 


After not making any feature films for nearly a quarter-century, Alejandro Jodorowsky returned in a major way last year. Not only did he release his autobiographical film The Dance of Reality, but we got a peek behind-the-scenes of one of his failed projects with Jodorowsky’s Dune. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait as long for his next narrative feature as he’s revealed what he’ll be taking on next.

While his previous film explored the director’s upbringing in Tocopilla, Chile, his next project Endless Poetry will pick up where it left off, following his youth in Santiago de Chile. In order to go forth with their “duty to enable all efforts to fight the powers that insist on lowering cinema to just a product in a commercial market,” Jodorowsky has launched a Kickstarter for $350,000, which is already about half complete at the time of this posting. As we look forward to the results, check out his campaign for details on his rewards, including custom-made “poetic money” from the helmer, and see a synopsis and a pair of videos below.

Leaving his childhood and his native Tocopilla behind, the adolescent Alejandro Jodorowsky follows his parents to Santiago de Chile. Between his lack of self-confidence and the family pressure he is under, Alejandro struggles to express his desires and find his own path. But the flourishing capital, filled with artists and poets offers the perfect setting for him to grow out of his cage. Thinking he’d fit in well, Alejandro’s cousin Ricardo takes the young boy to the home of Veronica and Carmen Cereceda, where puppeteers, dancers, sculptors and painters all live and create together. There, defying all of his old limitations, Alejandro takes the first step on his path to becoming a poet in the Chilean artistic epicenter of the 1940s. Alongside rising poets like Enrique Linh, Nicanor Parra and in the arms of his first love, Stella Diaz, Alejandro’s poetic destiny takes form and a new world unravels … changing his life forever.

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