Alejandro Jodorowsky, the man behind the psychedelic classic The Holy Mountain is back again, this time seeking funds for a new movie on kickstarter. "I make a film when I have something I need to express," the 86-year-old filmmaker explains on the site about the impetus for the movie. "For me a picture is for remembering your self..." The film, PoesÃa Sin Fin (Endless Poetry), will be autobiographical and will tell the story of a young Jodorowsky coming of age, and his discovery of art and lyricism.
"Our world is suffering from a devastating absence of poetry," says the kickstarter page, which at times reads more like a manifesto than a crowdfunding venture. "The greed-riddled industry, having colonized this magnificent art form [film], has done everything to strip it of its poetic power." With this newest project, Jodorowsky is fighting back and his primary method of rebellion is through so-called "poetic money".