The American Dreamer — Dennis Hopper
The American Dreamer
Past: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM
On the occasion of Paris Photo and the exhibition Dennis Hopper — Icons of the Sixties (photographs, objects, film) Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac presents the French premiere of the new restored version of The American Dreamer starring Dennis Hopper.
A mesmerizing portrait of one of the New Hollywood’s great enfants terribles, this long — overlooked documentary follows Dennis Hopper through the making of his dream project, The Last Movie. Produced in the wake of the unexpected, era-defining success of his directorial debut, Easy Rider, The Last Movie was a daringly experimental Western that found Hopper drifting further into eccentricity—and ultimately led him to box-office disaster. Directors Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson chronicle him at his New Mexico ranch in the midst of his creative process, and also provide an inside look at his world of drugs, guns, and groupies. The result is one of the great unsung documentaries of the 1970s, and an unforgettable look at one of American cinema’s most iconic rebels.
A documentary by Lawrence Schiller & L.M. Kit Carson (1971) — Running time : 81min
Free entrance — RSVP mandatory : firstname.lastname@example.org
In conjunction with:
Dennis Hopper — Icones of the Sixties
October 21, 2015 → January 9, 2016
The multitalented actor, director, photographer, painter and collector Dennis Hopper (1936 — 2010) was known as an icon of the New Hollywood and of the artistic underground in California. In his early age he started as an actor, working within the traditional Hollywood studio system, yet he felt driven to other artistic fields.