Canada | 1980 | 94 mins | R
NEW RESTORATION! TORONTO PREMIERE!
Dennis Hopper’s 1980 drama Out of the Blue, in which he stars alongside Linda Manz, has been restored in 4K from the two 35mm prints left in existence. Backed by John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr of Discovery Productions, Inc., the new restoration premiered back at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, but with the pandemic, the wait has been a long one to see it on the big screen. Neon Dreams is proud to have the opportunity to present the Canadian theatrical premiere of Hopper’s notoriously rare masterpiece.
“Subvert normality… Destroy… Kill all hippies.” Unlikely star and bantamweight teen tough cookie Linda Manz gives one of the greatest adolescent performances in cinema as Cebe, a punkette whose disastrous home life only gets more complicated when her ex-truck driver dad (Dennis Hopper, returning to the director’s chair with swagger after a decade in movie jail) gets sprung out of the can and comes home, dragging bad habits and repressed memories back with him. A cinematic kick in the teeth set against the backdrop of ass-end-of-nowhere smalltown Pacific Northwest that’s something like Robert Bresson’s Mouchette (1967) under the influence of the Sex Pistols, and a magnificent showcase for Days of Heaven (1978) star Manz, who died in 2020, but can never be forgotten for the naked feral fury of her performance here. (credit: Metrograph)
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Director: Dennis Hopper
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Linda Manz
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