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El Topo Sorpresa: Mystery Guest SCRATCHED for Wednesday Opening

Pardon the back-to-back IFC Center flogging, but I can hardly resist such shameless teasing from theater boss John Vanco:

I’m writing to let you know that one of the most exciting events in IFC Center’s young history is coming up this Wednesday night at the 7:20pm show of El Topo. I can’t say who it is, but we are honored to be hosting a rare, in-person appearance by a living legend and longtime fan of El Topo to introduce the film. Trust me -- you won’t be disappointed.

Emphasis his. Don't forget this was a film championed by a couple of dirty hippies named John and Yoko; I'll put my $10.75 on the living one to drop in and pay her respects. Buy your own tickets here.

UPDATE: Notice the part on the ticketing page offering children's tickets for $7? Do not take your kids to see El Topo. You may as well ply them with acid on Chirstmas morning.

UPDATE TWO: Word over the Reeler Wire says the ultra-mega-super-special guest scheduled to introduce tonight's screening has canceled her appearance. Or his! Who knows? OK, I do. Anyway, she won't be coming. but the movie will unspool and fuck you up all the same, so save your tickets.

Posted at December 12, 2006 1:33 PM

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It seems she was busy:

NEW YORK (AP) — A chauffeur for Yoko Ono has
been arrested for trying to extort $2 million
from her by threatening to circulate embarrassing
photos of her, said police, who claimed he also
spoke of killing her and Sean Lennon.
Detectives from Manhattan arrested Koral
Karsan on Long Island on Wednesday afternoon
after Ono reported the plot, New York Police
Department spokesman Paul Browne said. Charges
were pending.
Karsan, while being led into a police station,
denied trying to extort Ono.
“No,” he said. “No way.”
The security staff for the widow of John
Lennon told detectives that the Turkish-born
Karsan, who lives in Amityville, wrote her in a
rambling note that he had secretly photographed
her and made audiotapes of her in private moments
and warned he would make the material public if
she didn’t pay him, police said.
On Dec. 8, the 26th anniversary of Lennon’s
slaying, Karsan dropped off the note and a photo
of Ono in nightclothes at the Dakota apartment
building, where the former Beatle once lived with
her and where she still resides, police said.
Karsan, 50, talked about killing her, her son and
himself during a later conversation with one of
her associates, which was recorded by
investigators, police said.

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