OUT OF THE BLUE (35mm)

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December 17 only

Part of ALONG FOR THE RIDE: A TRIBUTE TO DENNIS HOPPER

After staying away from the director’s chair for almost the entirety of the ’70s, Dennis Hopper took up the reins again to helm this devastating character study, in what’s possibly his greatest auteurial effort.  Linda Manz will chill your soul as Cebe, a disaffected, punk-worshipping teenager whose dad (Hopper) is in prison for a school bus accident (brought to life in the nightmarish opening scene), and whose mom is a hopeless junkie.  Manz’s portrayal of Cebe matches the iconic vibrancy of her legendary turn in Days Of Heaven — but here, it’s also accompanied by a steep slide into a fantasy world of her own creation, as her home life crumbles around her, and she’s forced to embody the very essence of detached, deadpan fuck-you punk attitude in order to cope. The closest cinematic equivalent to a Sex Pistols song (despite lifting its title from Neil Young’s haunting “My My, Hey Hey,” which plays often on the soundtrack), this harsh look at the ultimate dysfunctional family remains an unsung classic with a jolting ending that still packs an incredible punch.

Directed by Dennis Hopper. With Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon, and Raymond Burr. 1980. Canada. 93 min. 35mm print courtesy of Discovery Productions.

OUT OF THE BLUE (8:30pm) will be preceded by ALONG FOR THE RIDE (+ A HERO OF OUR TIME) at 6pm. See either for $12 or both for $15.


ALONG FOR THE RIDE (6pm)

“Along for the Ride” explores the highs, lows and ultimately – the phoenix like ascension of iconic Hollywood maverick Dennis Hopper – all as seen through the eyes of his mysterious longtime “right-hand man” – Satya de la Manitou. Filmmaker NICK EBELING chronicles the unlikely duo’s incredible 40+ year journey, an enduring and intense brotherhood, as intimately complex as Hopper’s own legendary career. De la Manitou re-examines his dedication to his friend’s idiosyncratic and uncompromising genius, reminiscing with a fascinating cast of characters – Hopper’s co-conspirators, family and friends – all those that were also – unwittingly or willingly – ALONG FOR THE RIDE. The result…is one hell of a trip. Original Score by Gemma Thompson of Savages. “Along for the Ride” also features rare and unseen photos and vintage film.

Featuring among others Satya de la Manitou, David Hopper, Paul Lewis (Easy Rider Production Manager), Michael Gruskoff (The Last Movie producer), Wim Wenders (The American Friend, Palermo Shooting director), Frank Gehry, David Lynch (Blue Velvet director), Fred Caruso (Blue Velvet producer), actors and friends Russ Tamblyn and Dean Stockwell, The Last Movie actresses Stella Garcia and Julie Adams, Samantha Fuller, Lawrence Schiller (The American Dreamer producer), Tony Shafrazi (Shafrazi Art Gallery owner), Ed Ruscha (artist), Christa Lang-Fuller, Julian Schnabel (artist, filmmaker, friend) and Damon Albarn ( Gorillaz singer, songwriter).

Directed by Nick Ebeling. Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi and Sheri Timmons. 2016. 94 min. DCP.

Added bonus: A HERO OF OUR TIME

Plays after ALONG FOR THE RIDE as a bonus! Loosely based on a section of Mikhail Lermontov’s classic Russian novel of the same title, the film involves a displaced cowboy (played by Kevin Jarre, the screenwriter of Rambo), a sociopathic record producer (Dennis Hopper) and, caught between them, a gum-chewing valley girl who would rather be somewhere else (Natalie Zimmerman). Lermontov’s 19th century novel leaves a vapor trail on the action, but A Hero of Our Time is more precisely a portrait of contemporary Los Angeles, a tale of wayward heroism played out against a landscape of yearning and desolation. Dennis Hopper’s participation occurred during a break in the filming of Blue Velvet. (BAMPFA)

Directed by Michael Almereyda (Marjorie Prime, Experimenter, Hamlet, Nadja). 1985. 28min. 35mm print courtesy of Michael Almereyda.

 

 


Also playing as part ALONG FOR THE RIDE: A TRIBUTE TO DENNIS HOPPER


OUT OF THE BLUE (8:30pm) will be preceded by ALONG FOR THE RIDE (+ A HERO OF OUR TIME) at 6pm. See either for $12 or both for $15.

FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS

 

OUT OF THE BLUE (35mm): Upcoming Showtimes
December 178:30 PMBig Roxie