Thursday: "The Holy Mountain"

Jan. 21

An incomplete list of artists who have, over the past decade or so, paid homage, ripped off, or riffed on Alejandro Jodorowsky's visionary 1972 movie about a group of terrible people sent on an ego-destroying, mind-bending journey to enlightenment: Animal Collective, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Nicolas Winding-Refn ("Only God Forgives" is dedicated to Jodorowsky), Santigold, Solange, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. So hey, that's one reason to watch it. Another reason: It's bonkers. There's a scene where the conquest of Mexico is recreated with lizards and another where shit is turned into gold and there's a big weird robot sex machine that births a baby robot and a lot more. It's also oddly affecting and inspirational all the way down to its invigorating metafictional ending. 9 p.m., The Charles Theater, 1711 N. Charles St., (410) 727-3464,, $9.50. (Brandon Soderberg)

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