Endless Poetry (2016)
Rent the film to receive an invite to our livestream Q&A with Alejandro Jodorowsky on August 8th.
Through the intensely personal lens of Alejandro Jodorowsky — renowned father of the midnight movies — ENDLESS POETRY tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s.
Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, 20-year-old Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago where he meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, Nicanor Parra; all were unknown at the time, but would later become driving forces of 20th century Hispanic literature.
Living with these inspirational artists, Jodorowsky’s exploration of his inner feelings takes him on a journey of sensual experimentation leading him to realize his innermost desires and passions.
Continuing the autobiographical story he began in THE DANCE OF REALITY, ENDLESS POETRY is an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever, executed by a man who has dedicated his existence to creating spiritual and artistic awareness, told through Jodorowsky’s unique surreal and psychedelic visual language.
“Tinged with madness and heartbreak, ENDLESS POETRY is the unmistakable byproduct of, as the character of Alejandro puts it, ‘a heart capable of loving the entire world.’” - Washington Post
Spanish, French, English