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Fri, Oct 11


Epsilon Spires Sanctuary

Sacred & Profane: The Holy Mountain

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 underground film classic The Holy Mountain presented by avant-improvisational sound artist: Id M Theft Able

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Sacred & Profane: The Holy Mountain
Sacred & Profane: The Holy Mountain

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Oct 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Epsilon Spires Sanctuary, 190 Main Street, Brattleboro VT 05301

About the event

The Holy Mountain is a film that will never be surpassed in strangeness and potency. Viewers are invited to a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe.

The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Chilean-born writer/director/mystic Alejandro Jodorowsky’s magnum opus is a flood of surrealist satire, psychedelic excess, and existential symbolism. A homage to the love of mythology itself, to the quest for self understanding, and to the youthful eagerness to dismantle everything. Juxtaposing Beauty and formality with the churning and bubbling cauldron of death and physicality, it offers iconoclasts every satisfaction and threatens self-righteous moralists with every destruction. Yet with a magician's trick finishes with a universal truth that applies to us all.

Id M Theft Able performs within and without the realms of noise, avant-improvisation, and sound-poetry using voice, found objects, electronics, and whatever else is available...... He has given hundreds of performances across 4 continents in settings ranging from the scummiest of squats to the fanciest of festivals. 

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