Director EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!
Duration 60 min
The Holy Mountain was probably the most batshit crazy arthouse film in the game. Until it was remade using nothing but dog-related found footage.
There’s no sensible way of describing this film, as even the 1973 original itself borders on the ineffable. Financed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and directed the cinematic reverend Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Holy Mountain was a visual and spiritual tapestry that was at once base and transcendent. Ostensibly about a Christlike figure on a mystical journey through the sacred and profane, its most enduring feature is that it looked cool as hell. Say what you will about the sacrilegious imagery, Jodorowsky knew how to frame a scene.
Forty years later, irreverent ‘video collective’ Everything Is Terrible! set themselves the challenge of combing through every op-shop VHS they could lay their hands on, isolating footage of dogs and using their considerable editing prowess to reconfigure it into a cohesive reboot of Jodorowsky’s opus. Somehow it all works. Unbelievable.
Retitled DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez!, the film is hysterical, disturbing, and trippier than the psilocybin Jodorwsky made his cast consume while making the original.
A special doggy movie night co-presented by ACCA alongside Farnsworth’s Republic for Dogs, an off-leash world for Melbourne’s much-loved four-legged friends created by acclaimed artist Anastasia Klose.
Screening outdoors in ACCA’s North Forecourt. Bar open and pre-show starts at 630pm, feature at sundown.
BYO pooch. Doggiez admission is free!
+ Classic doggie films will be screened for our four-legged visitors inside the Farnsworth kennels.
+ Free pupcorn for the poochies, courtesy of our friends at Foodiedog.
+ We did a video interview with Commodore and Ghoul from EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE! …in dog-face.
+ Loads of DOGGIE extras in the pre-show program.
–Tiny Mix Tapes
“The terrible is what makes the group’s work hilarious, but it’s this sense of everything — of downright infiniteness — that makes it more than that.”
“Since launching in Chicago five years ago, Everything is Terrible has flooded the Internet with short clips of found footage edited for maximal mind-fuckery.”
–Tiny Mix Tapes
“Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! couldn’t be more zeitgeisty in its digital decimation and recreation of the analog. The film’s total subjugation of seemingly all the dog-themed output of an entire medium (VHS) mirrors modernity’s total digitization of cultural artifacts into MP3s, Hulu streams, and Kindle downloads.”
–Dimitri Simakis, EIT co-founder
“We’re constantly taking imagery from The Holy Mountain. We just love it. We thought, if it’s going to be hard, let’s make it a thousand times harder. I think there’s nothing funnier than a dog wearing sunglasses, driving a car, or riding a skateboard, and we thought, ‘Let’s stretch that out for a year of our lives.'”