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PSYCHOMAGIC, A HEALING ART
Please note, this film is only available for purchase in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
TIME: 125 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: English, French, Spanish
SUBTITLES: English, French, Spanish
AUDIO: 5.1 ASPECT RATIO 1:85
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s new film Psychomagic, A Healing Art is an intimate exploration of the visionary director’s theory of trauma therapy using performance art as a vehicle to counter deep, debilitating psychic suffering with literal ‘acts of confrontation’ in real world applications.
Drawing from a life-long study of philosophy, psychology, ethnology, and world religions, from Freud to shaman, from Kabbalah to Gurdjieff, and everything in between, Jodorowsky’s films have dealt with the individual quest for redemption and enlightenment, the protagonist facing bizarre and provocative challenges that lead to catharsis.
The documentary explores the director’s therapeutic work of Psychomagic using real life subjects in real world situations. He explains and demonstrates Psychomagic’s principles, how it is practiced, and applied. Jodorowsky works directly with suffering people who are eager to face, resolve, and transcend their personal dilemmas through the use of this radical and transformative mode of performance art therapy.
Intercut with scenes from his most famous films, it parallels and explains his intent and vision present from the start of his career, giving new perspective and meaning to his seminal works, while simultaneously breaking the wall between fictional and real.
This special edition DVD release includes a link to an exclusive digital 100-page book featuring original art, insightful essays, interviews, and original testimonial letters - and over 2 hours of digital bonus video, including interviews with Jodorowsky, behind the scenes interviews, and more.
Complete list of Digital Bonus Material
- Interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky and Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky :
Around pascALEjandro (27 minutes)
Around the poster of the film (9 minutes)
- Scenes of the film commented by jour