Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie – 4K Restoration
Dennis Hopper’s radical, much-mythologized lost follow up to Easy Rider has been widely unseen for nearly 50 years until now!
Consciously self-reflexive and co-written by Hopper and Rebel Without A Cause screenwriter Stewart Stern, The Last Movie follows a Hollywood movie crew in the midst of making a western in a remote Peruvian village.
Among the most storied productions of the New Hollywoood Era, Hopper was given carte blanche by Universal for his next directorial feature after the tremendous commercial success of Easy Rider, and writer-director-star took the money and ran – literally – staging The Last Movie in Peru at farthest remove from the Hollywood machine, with an on-screen entourage in tow that included Kris Kristofferson, Julie Adams, Stella Garcia, Peter Fonda, Dean Stockwell, Toni Basil, Russ Tamblyn, Michelle Phillips and director Samuel Fuller.
Although it won a special award at the Venice Film Festival, The Last Movie would effectively end Hopper’s career for many years – the Hollywood establishment gleefully writing him off as a self-indulgent madman.
One screening only via a new 4K Restoration! Also come back on Sunday Aug 12th to see the documentary about the film itself, AMERICAN DREAMER, co-directed by Dallas filmmaking legend LM Kit Carson!