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Jodorowsky’s Dune & Dune, Frank Pavich & Denis Villeneuve

Jodorowsky’s Dune (5 PM on October 26 & 27)

Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. After spending 2 years and millions of dollars, the massive undertaking eventually fell apart, but the artists Jodorowsky assembled for the legendary project continued to work together. This group of artists, or his “warriors” as Jodorowsky named them, went on to define modern sci-fi cinema with such films as Alien, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Total Recall.

Directed by Frank Pavich
2013, United States, 90 minutes, PG-13

Dune (7 PM on October 26 & 27)

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve
2021, United States, 155 minutes, PG-13

October 27, 2023 at 5:00PM

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.


SaskTel Theatre

This October, Cinema at the Museum presents a series a films that look at the science of fiction. These films use methods that examine and dissect our realities, identities, sense of time, place, and ultimately the human condition. Using devices that explore our perceptions and perspectives, these science fiction films present complex and engaging ideas on both small and large scales.

A single $10 film ticket grants access to both films; free admission for members and youth under 18.

Talks, tours and other events are admission by donation or free with membership.