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THE LAST MOVIE

November 14, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007




The USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, and The Hopper Art Trust,
invite you and a guest to a special screening of Dennis Hopper's

The Last Movie (1971)

 
Directed by Dennis Hopper
Written by Dennis Hopper and Stewart Stern
Produced by Paul Lewis

Introductory lecture by Dr. David E. James,
SCA Professor of Critical Studies

7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 14th, 2014
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007


FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
RSVPs REQUIRED. RSVP at the links below beginning Wednesday, October 15 @ 9AM:
 
USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here
General Public: To RSVP, click here

Presented in conjunction with:

Part of Being An Artist: The Dennis Hopper Collection - Selected Artwork and Ephemera

On display in the USC School of Cinematic Arts Gallery from September 2 - November 26, 2014.

Learn more about the exhibit at: http://cinema.usc.edu/DennisHopper

About The Last Movie (1971)

With a barrage of cinematic devices at hand (flashbacks and flash-forwards, super-imposed titles, missing frames), Dennis Hopper creates a hallucinatory acid-trip concerning an American movie company making a western in Peru. In a remote mountain village in Peru, a Hollywood film company wraps up shooting a western and returns to California. Staying behind is a young stunt man, Kansas (Dennis Hopper). In the village, he takes up with the resident whore, Maria (Stella Garcia), while the Peruvians decide that they want to make their own movie. Not having the necessary film equipment, but plenty of local raw material, the villagers construct the needed cameras, microphones, and sound recorders out of bamboo, and although the equipment is faked, the villagers substitute real, bloody violence for the make-believe violence of Hollywood.

Provided courtesy of The Hopper Art Trust. Rated R. Running time: 108 minutes.

 

About Part of Being An Artist: The Dennis Hopper Collection
Selected Artwork and Ephemera

"I was born in Dodge City, Kansas, and am really just a middle class Farm boy at heart. I really thought acting, painting, music, writing were all part of being an artist. I never thought of them as being separate." — Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper is widely recognized as an acclaimed artist, actor and filmmaker whose iconic and distinctly American voice has established him as one of the most singular creative figures of his time. The USC School of Cinematic Arts is proud to display a series of Hopper's iconic black and white photographs taken from 1961 - 67 featuring a range of subjects from Hollywood actors to the bullfights in Mexico to the Civil Rights Movement. In conjunction with the exhibition a series of film screenings and discussions will take place with Hopper's friends and colleagues.

Part of Being An Artist: The Dennis Hopper CollectionSelected Artwork and Ephemera will be open EXCLUSIVELY to USC Students, Faculty and Staff from Tuesday, September 2 – Thursday, October 9, 2014, and will be open to the General Public from Friday, October 10 – Wednesday, November 26, 2014. The exhibit is located in the School of Cinematic Arts Gallery, in the lobby of the Steven Spielberg Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Learn more about the exhibit at http://cinema.usc.edu/DennisHopper

Learn more about Dennis Hopper and the Hopper Art Trust at dennishopper.com

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Attendees with confirmed reservations may pick up their ticket on the night of the event beginning at 6:15 p.m. in front of Norris Cinema Theatre. In order to claim your ticket, please bring a picture ID and ensure that the information is the same as provided during the RSVP process. Please arrive at least ten minutes early. Tickets not picked up by 6:50 p.m. may be distributed to a standby list. The event will be followed by a reception.

Please note that you will receive an email confirmation request and/or a final reminder prior to the event. You may be required to confirm your reservation at that time.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #4, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

About USC Visions & Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative

Visions and Voices is a university-wide arts and humanities initiative that is unparalleled in higher education. The initiative was established by USC President C. L. Max Nikias during his tenure as provost in order to fulfill the goals set forth in USC's strategic plan; to communicate USC's core values to students; and to affirm the human spirit. Emphasizing the university's commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, the initiative features a spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university. The series includes theatrical productions, music and dance performances, conferences, lectures, film screenings and many other special events both on and off campus. Each program invites students to dialogue and interact with artists, writers, professors and special guests. These interactions provide a dynamic experience of the arts and humanities and encourage active exploration of USC's core values, including freedom of inquiry and expression, team spirit, appreciation of diversity, commitment to serving one's community, entrepreneurial spirit, informed risk-taking, ethical conduct and the search for truth.

For more information, visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu