Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 112: Tue May 1

Out of the Blue (Hopper, 1980): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm


This 35mm screening, part of the Lost America season (details here), is also being shown on May 5th. You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Dennis Hopper described
Out of the Blue as a follow-up to Easy Rider, even though it contains none of the same characters or that film's fascination with motorcycle culture; rather, the connection is spiritual and stylistic. As Reader emeritus Jonathan Rosenbaum once wrote, the movie is defined by "the Hopper flavor: relentlessly raunchy and downbeat, and informed throughout by the kind of generational anguish and sense of doom that characterizes both of his earlier films [Rider and The Last Movie]." It's unmistakably a downer, beginning and ending with scenes of violent death and featuring numerous depictions of drug abuse and emotional violence along the way. It's also a haunting portrait of juvenile delinquency that ranks among the most powerful in American cinema.
Ben Sachs


Here (and above) is the trailer.

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