The Dance of Reality
Reviewed By: Lucie Nérot
Both book and film are an inspiration for freedom, creativity, and a reflection on purpose and a boost of vitality and imagination. Lucie Nerot – Lyon, France
Recommended Reading Program: Art in Motion
Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Language availability: English
The Dance of Reality, written, produced and directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky is a mystical autobiography of Jodorowsky’s childhood, blending his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry. The film reflects the directors view that reality is not objective but rather a dance created by our imaginations. After its world premiere at Cannes in 2013 and US premiere at SXSW in 2014, the film has received universal praise from all media outlets including the New York Times which hailed it as a near masterpiece and a NY Times Critics pick, the Los Angeles Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, RogerEbert.com, Vulture, Film.com and indieWIRE. Considered the father of the Midnight Movies, Jodorowsky is best known for his films, El Topo (1970) and The Holy Mountain (1973), which have since become cult classics.