Cinefamily, Cinespia and the Museum of Contemporary Art will present a four-week retrospective of Dennis Hopper films at Los Angeles’ Silent Movie Theater beginning July 9. The month-long movie tour complements MOCA’s Double Standard exhibition showcasing the “Easy Rider” star’s work.
Cinefamily began planning the tribute, a collection of both famous and lesser-known films, before Hopper passed.
“He’s a nexus point for a lot of the most influential and interesting things to happen in the ’70s in cinema,” said Cinefamily head programmer Hadrian Belove. “You end up everywhere from German post-punk films to key films in Australian exploitation to some of his own ambitious directorial pieces.”
The series includes a 35 mm restored version of 1980’s character profile “Out of the Blue” and an uncut edition of 1983’s “White Star.”
Cinefamily, an org dedicated to presenting distinct film programs, worked with Cinespia, a group that plays movies at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, to help promote the film.
Fans can catch screenings every weekend of the month.
— Rachel Abrams