This is a special bonus episode to hold you over until our upcoming third season of Encuentros. Here is an episode from MUBI’s award-winning, English-language podcast, MUBI Podcast, which is currently releasing their second season titled “Only in Theaters”.
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In 1970, a scruffy repertory theater — led by the visionary Ben Barenholtz — quietly placed a print ad in the Village Voice, advertising midnight screenings of a Spanish-language western they claimed was “too heavy to be shown any other way.” The movie was Alejandro Jodorowsky’s EL TOPO, and it’d kick off the “Midnite Movie” craze that changed moviegoing.
Hear the history of the Elgin Theater and its legendary, weed-soaked screenings of EL TOPO, featuring commentary from ex-Voice critic J Hoberman, Amy Nicholson of the podcast “Unspooled,” ex-Elgin programmers Chuck Zlatkin and Steve Gould...and Jodorowsky himself.
The second season of the MUBI Podcast titled “Only in Theaters” tells surprising stories of individual cinemas that had huge impacts on film history, and in some cases, history in general.
To stream some of the films we’ve covered on the podcast, check out the collection Featured on the MUBI Podcast. Availability of films varies depending on your country.
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