Friday, April 04, 2008
Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie (1971)
Sorry for the late announcement, but tonight only, Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie (1971) will be screening at the Silent Movie Theatre (aka Cinefamily) at two showings, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Click here for info. (No, it's not a silent movie.)
Directed by Dennis Hopper just after Easy Rider (1969), this time Hopper directs alone without collaboration from Peter Fonda. The result is a masterpiece of that American '70s-style filmmaking that flourished during a decade when the influence of the French and Japanese New Waves (and American cultural changes) had pushed American film to its peak of free-spirit artistic creativity. It ranks up there with the better known Zabriskie Point (1970, Michelangelo Antonioni) as one of the best films to come out of this amazing decade, and shares some of the free-spirit '70s DNA of Zabriskie. For me, it far outstrips Easy Rider as a work of art.
This is definitely not to be missed!