Mommy, Mommy, Baby Wants To Go To Cinefamily’s Dennis Hopper Series

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Starting tomorrow and running every Friday in July (as well as one Sunday and one Saturday), MOCA and Cinespia are copresenting a Dennis Hopper tribute at the Silent Movie Theater. The series opens with a double feature of Easy Rider (in case you missed it at Hollywood Forever last week) and a free screening of The American Dreamer, the 1971 documentary about Hopper (because admit it, you’ve always wanted to see footage of Dennis Hopper walking naked through downtown Taos).┬áL.M. Kit Carson, the co-director, will be present to tell first-hand tales of the madness. One fears to think.

The series ranges from the classic Blue Velvet (Heineken? Fuck that shit!) to the obscure White Star, about which Cinefamily explains:

Made in 1981, whilst the synth-pop takeover in Germany was in full effect, White Star has Hopper playing a jive-talking has-been tour manager who vies to take his latest Tangerine Dream-like discovery straight to the top of the pops. For hardcore Hopperheads, this is the major discovery of our retrospective: Roland Klick’s White Star is balls-out, mood-swingin’, pure, unadulterated Hoppermania, and his performance is ultimately so awesomely unfiltered it seems it almost shouldn’t exist.

What could be wrong with that, I ask you.

For a complete list of the films in the Dennis Hopper: Wasn’t Born to Follow series, check out the Cinefamily site, or watch the trailer below:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WakeOi4l1AU&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

4 Replies to “Mommy, Mommy, Baby Wants To Go To Cinefamily’s Dennis Hopper Series”

  1. Fuck that shit, see Shrek 3!

    Seriously, your blog title almost made coffee come out of my nose, bravo.

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