El Topo (Jodorowsky, 1970): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm
This film is screening as part of the Classic Film season at the Prince Charles. Details here.
Chicago Reader review:
Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1970 midnight cult hit from Mexico,
which made quite a few waves in its time, is an extravagant hodgepodge
of hand-me-down surrealism, mysticism, Italian westerns, theater of
cruelty, and Buñuel—more enjoyable for its unending string of outrages
than for its capacity to make coherent sense. The writer-director plays
the lead, wandering through the Mexican desert in search of
enlightenment from a series of enigmatic masters, and leaving behind (or
experiencing) a great deal of grotesque violence. This was the first
genuine midnight-movie hit, and if you're looking for pure sensation
with intimations of pseudoprofundity, this is the place to go.
Here is the trailer.