Jodorowsky’s Dune

Audience Award Austin Fantastic Fest, USA

Donnerstag - 05.11.2015
18:00 Uhr - Kvarteret 
Opening Film
Documentary / USA, France / 2013 / Sprache: English, French, German, Spanish / Untertitel: English / 90 Min.
Regie: Frank Pavich

What if, two years before Star Wars debuted, a different film was released that fundamentally changed the way we look at science fiction movies forever? Would the age of blockbusters have ever happened? What would movies look like now? These are questions posed in JODOROWSKY’S DUNE, a documentary that reveals the vision of influential director Alejandro Jodorowsky as he spent years trying to adapt Frank Herbert‘s famous sci-fi book
„Dune“. The film was planned to star such names as Mick Jagger, Salvador Dalì and Orson Welles, and would last for 14 hours. Unable to get sufficient funding, the project inevitably stranded.
Today, Jodorowsky‘s movie holds the distinction of being one of the only cult classic films that no one
has ever actually seen. Despite that little fact, the failed movie profoundly affected Hollywood in ways that can
still be seen on screens today.