The films of Alejandro Jodorowsky are an incredible assembly of a manic like symbolism attempting to forge together one by one the strange and magical pieces of the universe. And so it is with The Dance of Reality. Jodorowsky revisits himself as a child and bears witness to his own tragic and comical past while reassembling the life of his parental figures and those closest around him. A dazzling cinematic display, The Dance of Reality asks of its audience much: to be bold, to be daring, to be mindful, and to be enduring. Casting choices give us even more insight into the significance of the film’s personal resonance when you learn that Jodorowsky’s three sons play key roles of father, anarchist, and holy fool. His first film made in 23 years, The Dance of Reality, in one word, is nothing other than spellbinding.
Q & A to follow with Mindy Branstetter, the project editor for seven of Jodorowsky’s books including: The Dance of Reality, Psychomagic: The Transformative Power of Shamanic Psychotherapy, and the soon to be released The Finger and the Moon published through Inner Traditions, Bear & Co. located in Rochester, Vermont.