Visionary director Jodorowsky 1989 off-the-wall surreal shocker SANTA SANGRE ranks among his best, and all things considered, most accessible feature films. Experience his horror masterpiece Friday, September 25 (11pm) and Saturday, September 26 (3:30pm & 7pm) at The Frida!
A traumatized young boy spends his life in a mental institution, only to rejoins his mother, former leader of the heretical Santa Sangre (“Holy Blood”) church, whose arms were cut off by his philandering circus-performer father. As all mother-son relationships in horror go, mother knows best…, and with her son by her side, she sets out an exacting revenge against all who have wronged her, and who pose a threat to her renewed family unit.
Granted an NC-17 upon release, Santa Sangre shocked audiences and remains a gem of revenge horror which Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called “a mixture of blood poetry and gobbledygook that keeps springing astonishingly to life.”
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«The quality that Jodorowsky has above all is passionate sincerity. Apart from his wildly creative style, apart from his images, apart from his story inventions, he has strong moral feelings.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“A mishmash of religious and Freudian symbolism amid torrential bloodshed topped with Fellini flourishes.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
“A-. Drawing on his training in mime and his fascination with Gnosticism, Jodorowsky converted a story about a bizarre murderer into a grand work of art, full of symbols and imagery that reach beyond language to something primal and original.” – Noel Murray, AV Club