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Restoration Tuesdays: The Last Movie

Tue, Jan 8 / 7 pm
Tue, Jan 15 / 7 pm
Tue Jan 22 / 7 pm
Tue, Jan 29 / 7 pm
Directed by Dennis Hopper
1971, USA, 108 min

An inspired experiment, The Last Movie was considered by the late Dennis Hopper to be his lost masterwork. Given carte blanche by Universal after the tremendous commercial success of Easy Rider, Hopper took the money and ran – literally – staging his next directorial adventure at the farthest remove from the Hollywood beast. Co-written by Rebel Without a Cause screenwriter Stewart Stern, The Last Movie follows a Hollywood movie crew to a remote Peruvian village where they are shooting a western. Featuring Kris Kristofferson, Dean Stockwell, Toni Basil, Russ Tamblyn, Peter Fonda, Michelle Phillips and director Samuel Fuller, Hopper made his way to Cuzco, Peru, to begin work on what would become a deeply personal, deeply scarring journey.


Restoration Tuesdays: More and more there is essential work being done across the world on the front lines in the battle against losing the history of film to the annals of time, ignorance, and neglect. Efforts to find and restore classic and important; obscure and forgotten film works by such trailblazing organizations as the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, American Genre Film Archive, Milestone Film and Video and Janus Films has resulted in some of the most exciting cinema releases in recent years.  We are endeavouring to find and present some of the best examples of these new restorations, and have expanded our program calendar to now include Tuesdays in a new series called Restoration Tuesdays. All admission to these screenings is $5.

Reviews

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. Yet the movie remains thrillingly innovative and remarkably contemporary  influenced greatly by the work of Bruce Conner and the French New Wave, as well as the Pop and Abstract artists Hopper revered.
- Colin Zavitz, DVD Beaver
The Last Movie has more in common with the psychedelic midnight movies of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, like Alejandro Jodoworsky’s El Topo, than anything produced by a major Hollywood studio....It’s a riveting portrait of creative struggles within suffocating boundaries.
- Eric Kohn, Indiewire    
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