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VFS Screening of Jodorowsky’s Dune

August 26, 2014 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

$5 – $10
VFS Screening Room
420 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
Jodorowsky’s Dune will screen on Tuesday, August 26th at 7:15pm, at the VFS’s new state of the art location, 420 E. Santa Clara St. Tickets are $10 general, $7 for seniors and $5 for students. Jodorowsky’s Dune explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics, cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic “DUNE”. The cast was to have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger. In 1975, following the runaway success of his art-house films El Topo and Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky secured the rights to Frank Herbert’s novel and began years of work planning this epic. He enlisted an elite group of artistic mercenaries including French comic book artist Moebius doing the storyboards, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon (DARK STAR, ALIEN), visionary artist H.R. Giger (ALIEN), and sci-fi paperback illustrator Chris Foss. They, along with producer Michel Seydoux, thought they were going to make a cinematic game-changer, a sci-fi epic unlike anything the world had ever seen. The film was never made. It exists only in the imaginations of its creators, and in the hundreds of production illustrations that director Frank Pavich has woven into this immensely fascinating film.  Click here to view the trailer.