Hello Toronto! Want a chance to see a really cool documentary about one of the greatest films never made? Dork Shelf and Mongrel Media have teamed up to give away five pairs of run-of-engagement passes to see JODOROWSKY’S DUNE.
In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including HR Giger and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever.
For two years, Jodo and his team of “spiritual warriors” worked night and day on the massive task of creating the fabulous world of Dune: over 3,000 storyboards, numerous paintings, incredible costumes, and an outrageous, powerful, and moving script.
In the words of producer Michel Seydoux, “It should have been enough, but it wasn’t.”
Through interviews with legends and luminaries including HR Giger (artist, ALIEN), Gary Kurtz (producer, STAR WARS) and Nicolas Winding Refn (director, DRIVE and ONLY GOD FORGIVES), and an intimate and honest conversation with Jodorowsky filmed over the course of three years, director Frank Pavich’s film – featuring never-before-seen realizations of Jodo’s mind-blowing psychedelic space opera (animated by Emmy Award nominated Syd Garon) – finally unearths the full saga of ‘The Greatest Movie Never Made’
Jodorowsky’s Dune opens at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on Friday, April 4th , but here’s how you can catch this unbelievable tale on us! Simply email [email protected] with JODOROWSKY’S DUNE in the subject line. Please only one entry per household. Multiple entries will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Thursday, April 3rd.
BUT WAIT! There’s more! We ALSO have ten pairs of passes to a SPECIAL SCREENING of the film on opening night, APRIL 4th at 6:45pm with a special Q&A with director Frank Pavich! If you can make this showing, please let us know in your email that you can make it to the Friday show! Entry deadline is the same. All other passes are good any time, but Q&A passes good for that evening and show ONLY.
Good luck and remember to stay tuned to Dork Shelf for all the latest movie news, reviews, interviews, features, and more great contests!