There are few Hollywood icons that are both as magnetic and enigmatic as the late, great Dennis Hopper. And while there are plenty of ways for you to dive into the work of the actor, director, and artist, a newly rediscovered documentary has arrived that offers a window into one of the most fascinating periods of Hopper’s life.
Directed by Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson, “The American Friend” drops in on Hopper as he assembles his infamous “The Last Movie,” a film which found Hopper battling a troubled production and his own demons in trying to complete it. The documentary is a look at Hopper during one of the most curious periods of life, and largely unseen for years, “The American Dream” is now going to be much more widely available.
“Journeying to New Mexico with Kit to make ‘The American Dreamer’ with Dennis back in 1971 was an experience of a lifetime. Now 40 years later the film’s renewed acceptance in theaters and on digital devices around the globe is incredible,” Schiller said. “I’m thrilled to share Dennis’ larger than life persona with a whole new generation of film audiences.”
“The American Dreamer” opens in select cinemas next month. Watch below.