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Preview: A Tribute to Dennis Hopper at Cinefamily

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From "Easy Rider"
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By Jon Peters, Special to LAist

Cinefamily is presenting a retrospective of the late film and art legend Dennis Hopper at the Silent Movie Theatre this July. A series of screenings will pay tribute to both Hopper’s work as actor and director. Such rare gems like “The Last Movie” (showing July 31), Hopper’s underappreciated follow-up to “Easy Rider” (July 9), and “Mad Dog Morgan” (July 16), a seldom seen Australian cowboy flick from the seventies will be on display.

The series came about before Hopper’s death in May. As MOCA planned a retrospective of Hopper’s art set for July, representatives contacted Hadrian Belove, head programmer of the Cinefamily to put together a cinematic companion piece. It wasn’t a hard decision to include both the film and art. As MOCA Director of Education Suzanne Isken put it, “I think that Hopper’s career was one seamless flow between art making and filmmaking and his life.”