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The American Dreamer

Directed by L.M. Kit Carson and Lawrence Schiller

Part of Walktoberfest: Celebrating the Walker’s 75th Anniversary, Walktoberfest: Free Films

“One of the great lost films of the early seventies.” —Cinephilia and Beyond

In this new digital color restoration of one of the rarest films in the Walker’s collection, the directors paint a revealing portrait of superstar actor, writer, photographer, and director Dennis Hopper. A film crew follows Hopper as he begins post-production for The Last Movie on his New Mexico ranch and muses candidly about art, filmmaking, photography, sex, politics, and drugs as a leading figure in the shifting countercultural landscape of the early 1970s. 1971, DCP, 93 minutes.

Post-screening discussion with producer/codirector Lawrence Schiller.


Major support to preserve, digitize and present the Ruben/Bentson Film and Video Study Collection is generously provided by the Bentson Foundation.