Out of the Blue

Dir. Dennis Hopper (1980). Death-obsessed, self-absorbed and continually unsettling, a miasma of misplaced sexuality and rock’n’roll fetishism, Dennis Hopper’s most brutal and accomplished movie is a punk sequel to Easy Rider (if only Billy had lived), as well as hallucinatory family drama that employs one of the most florid metaphors for incest since Oepidus plucked out his peepers.
Sun., Aug. 15, 8:30 p.m., 2010

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