Jodorowsky Launches More Crowdfunding to Finish Up 'Endless Poetry'
He's back for more! Chilean cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky has finally begun shooting his most recent feature film Endless Poetry (or Poesía Sin Fin), and even though they're already in production after one round of crowdfunding, they still need more cash. The Indiegogo project intro states: "We are so proud of the magic the whole crew is making… but the money is running out fast and we need your help to make it to the finish line." Some may recall earlier this year, Jodorwsky turned to Kickstarter to get funding for the film securing over $400,000 to successfully give Endless Poetry the greenlight. Now they need more.
"Endless Poetry is a tale of poetic experimentation; the story of a unique youth that lived as not many before them had dared: sensually, authentically, freely, madly." This sounds crazy unique and magical, as expected from Jodorowsky, and you can hear more about it in the video on the project page. Their goal is $150,000.
So what is it about? Here's the description from Indiegogo describing the new project - Endless Poetry:
ENDLESS POETRY portrays Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time. He meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, Nicanor Parra and many others of the country’s young, promising and unknown artists who would later become the titans of Latin America's literature.
This is a unique project to feature because it's awesome Jodorowsky is still making movies at 86-years-old down in Chile, where we don't see that many movies from anyway. It is interesting that they're asking for more money after the Kickstarter gig, but why not. "We've been right on track with the most creative and supportive team one could ever dream of, giving this amazing Film our all." The listing mentions that they're hoping to have this in theaters in the summer of 2016, if the funding is successful. So go check it out, chip in if you want to support a fantastic cult filmmaker, and hopefully they'll have this thing ready by next year. In the meantime, it's always worthwhile seeing any of Jodorowsky's movies - El Topo, The Holy Mountain, Santa Sagre, or The Dance of Reality; or just watch Jodorowsky's Dune and you'll learn so much from him.