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The Last Movie

The Last Movie

The Last Movie

1971 / 108min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: DENNIS HOPPER

CAST: DENNIS HOPPER, JULIE ADAMS, DANIEL ADES, RICHMOND L. AGUILAR

Introduced by director Nick Ebeling, subject Satya de la Manitou, and producer Sheri Timmons of the new Dennis Hopper documentary Along for the Ride.

Fresh off the success of Easy Rider, Hopper took his newfound bankability and made a million-dollar bonfire out of it, fucking off to South America to star in his fever-dream project as Kansas, a stuntman working on the set of a western shooting in backwater Peru, where the local peasants begin to absorb the action of the shoot into their ritual and folklore, and cinema melts into life itself. A radical, balls-to-the-wall career suicide like no other, with old kamikaze Sam Fuller in the action for good measure.

Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive