Along for the Ride
USA | 2016 | 90 min
Premiere screening on 21 February at Rialto Amsterdam. In selected Dutch and Belgian cinemas in March 2018.
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 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.