Focus on Hopper's America

American Dreamer
The Last Movie
Rising to prominence at a time of radical change in America's history, actor, director and provocateur Dennis Hopper has come to embody many of the elements of this era.

Focus On Hopper's America explores the times and artistic influences of one of Hollywood's great rebels.

Curated by Kristy Matheson

Thursday 3 December - Sunday 13 December 2009
Full $13 Concession $10

Los Angeles, the Real Face of Hollywood
Behind the palm trees and studio lights lives another Los Angeles, the fabled 'City of Angels' as seen through the eyes of some of its most iconic artists.

The Cool School + Scorpio Rising + Kustom Kar Kommandos

A definitive record of the Ferus Gallery, which gave rise to the modern art scene on the West Coast.

Los + L.A. As Suggested By the Art of Edward Ruscha

A precisely crafted exploration of a Los Angeles rarely glimpsed on the silver screen.


Hopper's groundbreaking portrayal of gang violence offers a window into the underbelly of L.A.

Los Angeles Plays Itself

This critically acclaimed documentary offers a fascinating view of this iconic locale.

Altered States: A Country In Change
The coincidence of the Vietnam War and the US Civil Rights movement radicalised the margins of US society, inspired artists and signalled a pivotal turning point for the 'home of the free and the land of the brave'.

Apocalypse Now Redux

Coppola's masterpiece is an exhilarating journey into the hell of war and the darkness of man.

The Intruder + The March

Corman's chilling commentary on racism is an absolute revelation.

Soundtrack for a Revolution + Black Panthers

Gripping footage and music of the highest fidelity make this a documentary discovery of many hues.

Far From Vietnam (Loin du vietnam) + Now!

This rarely seen work is a searing anti-war portmanteau crafted by some of film's great auteurs.

Rebellion In The USA
Sex, drugs, personal freedom and the collapse of 60's idealism collide in this heady mix of rarely seen counterculture classics.

More + Cosmic Ray

Barbet Schroeder's sexy, sun-drenched, counterculture classic explores the excess of the 1960s.

American Dreamer + Aleph

A fascinating documentary on Dennis Hopper's ill-fated, sophomore film, The Last Movie.

The Last Movie + Breakaway

Hopper stars as a dashing Hollywood stunt wrangler in this psychedelic cult classic.

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