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DENNIS HOPPER: AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

January at the Trylon

Dennis Hopper brought an unrivaled intensity to his portrayals of lost souls and remorseless creeps. He began his career alongside James Dean and later became an icon of 1960s rebellion. In the 1970s, he found himself outside Hollywood’s good graces but later enjoyed a period of memorable, sometimes frightening, roles.

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Sun, January 6

THE LAST MOVIE

(1971, DCP, 108m) dir Dennis Hopper w/Julie Adams, Stella Garcia, John Alderman. After a stunt wrangler quits the movie business to live in Peru, he finds the line between fiction and reality beginning to blur. Hopper directs and stars in a bridge-burning Hollywood fiasco that finally returns in this stunning 4K restoration. SUN 7:45 MON/TUES 7:00 9:15

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Starts Sun, January 13

RUMBLE FISH

(1983, 35mm, 94m) dir Francis Ford Coppola w/Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane. In Coppola’s adaptation of the beloved S. E. Hinton novel, Hopper plays the alcoholic father of two young men, one set on a life of motorcycles and gang fights and the other determined to leave that life behind. SUN 7:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00

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Starts Sun, January 20

THE AMERICAN FRIEND

(1977, DCP, 126m, German, English and French w/ English subtitles) dir Wim Wenders w/Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain. When a humble West German picture framer (Ganz) offends an American criminal (Hopper), the crook lures him into a world of violent intrigue and perverse male bonding. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game. SUN 7:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:30

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Starts Sun, January 27

BLUE VELVET

(1986, 35mm, 120m) dir David Lynch w/Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern. Hopper aptly termed Blue Velvet a "collective nightmare" of American life. Young Jeffrey Beaumont (MacLachlan) pursues a mystery in his small town, confronting criminal psychopath Frank Booth (Hopper) and his own voyeuristic impulses in the process. SUN 5:00 MON 7:00 TUES 9:30

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Starts Sun, January 27

TRUE ROMANCE

(1993, DCP, 121m) dir Tony Scott w/Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Walken. In this violent tale of star-crossed lovers, Hopper has a small but memorable role as a father who courts the wrath of a gangster (Walken) for the sake of his son, Clarence (Slater). SUN 7:30 MON 9:30 TUES 7:00  

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