Santa Sangre

Jodorowsky’s 1989 masterpiece plays for the first time at the Art.

R, 125 minutes

New print from the American Genre Film Archive!

Fifteen years after Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo and The Holy Mountain unlocked our collective third eye, the legendary provocateur made his ‘80s comeback with this staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, blasphemy, beauty and madness.  Santa Sangre continues to enrapture both Jodorowsky newbies and dedicated fans like with its tale of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and a macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother. (1989, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico/Italy, R, 125 min, DCP)

“A movie like none other I have seen before…a film in which the inner chambers of the soul are laid bare.” — Roger Ebert (Great Movies List)

“One of the great hallucinatory experiences in cinema, a visually intoxicating horror trip.  A perfect introduction for those eager to travel down more rarely explored routes of international film.” — Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital


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