22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Jodorowsky's Dune

USA, 2013: 90 Minutes: Alberta Premiere
Archives 2014
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Fri, Apr 11 9:30 PM Buy


In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including HR Giger and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever.

For two years, Jodo and his team of “spiritual warriors” worked night and day on the massive task of creating the fabulous world of DUNE: over 3,000 storyboards, numerous paintings, incredible costumes, and an outrageous, moving and powerful script.

Featuring never-before-seen realizations of Jodo’s mind-blowing psychedelic space opera, director Pavich finally unearths the full saga of ‘The Greatest Movie Never Made’.


Cannes Film Festival – Director’s Fortnight 2013
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
AFI Fest 2013

press for Jodorowsky's Dune

"…this documentary does a service to film history by making his lavish storyboards public… "
- The Hollywood Reporter
"one of the most uplifting (and surprisingly funny…) docs about filmmaking ever, despite the lack of an actual film"
- Badass Digest


Documentary / Sci-Fi / Award at CUFF

English, Spanish, French and German with English Subtitles
90 Minutes


Frank Pavich

Stephen Scarlata, Travis Stevens




WINNER: Jury Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2014

Winner Audience Award, Best Documentary Fantastic Fest 2013
Winner Audience Award, Special Jury Mention Sitges Film Festival 2013