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Roxie Theater: Along for the Ride
December 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until December 21, 2017
Part of ALONG FOR THE RIDE: A TRIBUTE TO DENNIS HOPPER
Dennis Hopper right-hand man and co-subject of the doc, Satya de la Manitou, director Nick Ebeling, and producer Sheri Timmons, IN PERSON for Q&A after the 7pm show on Friday, 12/15!
“Simultaneously arty and artful, it refuses to take the standard approach and it will reward cinephiles who want something different than most film biographies can offer.” LA Times
“An idiosyncratic documentary about an authentic wild man of Hollywood, who probably would have approved”–Hollywood Reporter
“what’s ultimately moving about “Along for the Ride” is that it communicates how Dennis Hopper, by sticking true to his reckless muse, was an artist who changed things, and maybe changed everything. In Hollywood, he became the living spirit of going too far, and that turned out to be just far enough.” – Variety
ALONG FOR THE RIDE explores the highs, lows and ultimately – the phoenix like ascension of iconic Hollywood maverick Dennis Hopper – all as seen through the eyes of his mysterious longtime “right-hand man” – Satya de la Manitou. Filmmaker NICK EBELING chronicles the unlikely duo’s incredible 40+ year journey, an enduring and intense brotherhood, as intimately complex as Hopper’s own legendary career. De la Manitou re-examines his dedication to his friend’s idiosyncratic and uncompromising genius, reminiscing with a fascinating cast of characters – Hopper’s co-conspirators, family and friends – all those that were also – unwittingly or willingly – ALONG FOR THE RIDE. The result…is one hell of a trip. Original Score by Gemma Thompson of Savages. ALONG FOR THE RIDE is a treasure trove of unseen photos and vintage film.
Featuring among others Satya de la Manitou, David Hopper, Paul Lewis (Easy Rider Production Manager), Michael Gruskoff (The Last Movie producer), Wim Wenders (The American Friend, Palermo Shooting director), Frank Gehry, David Lynch (Blue Velvet director), Fred Caruso (Blue Velvet producer), actors and friends Russ Tamblyn and Dean Stockwell, The Last Movie actresses Stella Garcia and Julie Adams, Linda Manz, Samantha Fuller, Lawrence Schiller (The American Dreamer producer), Tony Shafrazi (Shafrazi Art Gallery owner), Ed Ruscha (artist), Christa Lang-Fuller, Julian Schnabel (artist, filmmaker, friend) and Damon Albarn ( Gorillaz singer, songwriter).
Directed by Nick Ebeling. Produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi and Sheri Timmons. 2016. 94 min. DCP. See trailer below.