PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Nick Ebeling, director of the film Along for the Ride.
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How do you go from being the number one director of your generation – in 1969, opening doors for the directors of New Hollywood – to being blacklisted from 16 years? This is what happened to Dennis Hopper, actor, and director of the landmark film Easy Rider (1969). Easy Rider was followed by The Last Movie two years later, now widely forgotten. Not, however, by Nick Ebeling, who pays tribute to Hopper and The Last Movie through his documentary Along for the Ride, which he introduced at the 2017 Il Cinema Ritrovato. Yet, Along for the Ride is no conventional biographical documentary, but rather, in his words, “kind of like something that would be befitting a major cultural figure like Dennis Hopper who always worked against the grain and always did things differently, and the film tries to honor him structurally and visually in that way.”
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