HOPPER/WELLES (2020)

  • Spotlight
  • 2h 10m
  • USA
Last Chance to Rent Oct 3, 8:00 PM ET

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In November 1970, two movie mavericks, one already a legend (Orson Welles) and the other on his way to mythic status (Dennis Hopper), met for an epochal conversation. It had been more than a decade since Welles had worked within the Hollywood system, and he had begun to strike out on his own as an independent, ruthlessly idiosyncratic artist; Hopper, on the other hand, had just had an unexpected major success with the studio-financed counterculture hit Easy Rider. At this decisive moment, the pair of auteurs shared their candid thoughts and feelings about cinema, art, and life, and Welles captured this unscripted talk on two cameras, in lush black and white, lit only by a fireplace and hurricane lamps. This entertaining and revealing footage, never before seen in full, has been resurrected by producer Filip Jan Rymsza and editor Bob Murawski, who helped bring Welles’s unfinished The Other Side of the Wind to meticulously restored life two years ago.

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Director

Orson Welles

Bonus Content

1m
58th New York Film Festival Trailer

Preview 25 days of the best in world cinema.

4m
Hopper/Welles Intro

An introduction by Eugene Hernandez, Rachel Rosen, producer Filip Jan Rymsza, and editor Bob Murawski.

31m
Hopper/Welles Q&A

A conversation between Rachel Rosen, producer Filip Jan Rymsza and editor Bob Murawski.

1m
HBO Documentary Films

Special thanks to HBO, the presenting partner of NYFF58 documentaries.

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