Film festival project to bow Oct. 13 in Paris

MADRID — Dennis Hopper will be the subject of an exhibition, “Dennis Hopper & the New Hollywood,” which will open Oct. 13 at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris.

A film festival-cum-art exhibit, it will feature a selection of Hopper’s movies, his ’60s photos, video extracts, archives, billboards and private art collection, including works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel and Ed Ruscha.

Opening night films are “Out of the Blue” (1980) and gangster thriller “Backtrack” (1990).

The French intelligentsia love people they regard as American rebels, and few more than Hopper.

He is a “man who, through his films, photos and paintings, never stopped trying to trace the riddle running behind all the paradoxes of America,” exhibition commissioner Mathieu Orleans concludes in a brief essay.

Exhibition runs through Jan. 19.

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