“This rip-roaring tribute to a maverick artist trips along like a surreal odyssey, punctuated by lively reminiscences, choice clips and superb photographic material.” – The Hollywood Reporter
ALONG FOR THE RIDE
Nick Ebeling | USA | 2016 | 90 min
Method actor, filmmaker, photographer, fine artist, art collector, and all-American madman—the many sides of Dennis Hopper are explored in Nick Ebeling’s dazzling documentary about the iconic Hollywood maverick, confirming Hopper as a major filmmaker, a fact often eclipsed by his legend. Through the triumph of Easy Rider, the magnificent career suicide of The Last Movie, the overlooked masterpiece Out of the Blue, and a midlife comeback after plenty of booze and brawling,
The story unfolds from the unique perspective of right-hand man, consistent partner in crime, and one of Hopper’s closest and oldest friends for over four decades, Satya del la Manitou.
With candid commentary from a rich array of figures from Hopper’s life, such as Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Michael Madsen, Dean Stockwell and Frank Gehry, ALONG FOR THE RIDE is a freewheeling work of film biography, with an equally memorable original score by Gemma Thompson of the critically acclaimed rock band Savages.
“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.” – Variety
“A wondrous journey inside the mind and actions of Hopper. Full of insight, passion, love, wonder and stories of a friendship that define an era which could arguably have been the last great hurrah of true courage and revolt for America.” – Huffington Post
Premiere screening at Rialto Amsterdam, Wednesday 21 February 19:30h.
Extra screenings in selected Dutch and Belgian cinemas throughout March.
Cracking the Frame
Established in 2011, Cracking the Frame is a monthly program featuring an international selection of theatrically unreleased, critically acclaimed documentary portraits of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers.