Austin Film Society Cinema presents Lates:The Holy Mountain
Alchemy in a white room, limbless drifters, dwarfs, toads as Aztecs and Conquistadors waging a blood war – Holy Mountain is the surreal ramblings of the mind flayed open. Eschewing plot for sacrilege and alchemy, it unfurls as a dizzying array of kaleidoscopic musings on imperial and colonial excess, oracles, tarot and spirituality. A messianic man takes a hallucinogenic trek to the outer edges of sanity and the cosmos in this alchemical fable. Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain is psychedelia as profane cosmic cinema, outside the realm of logic.