“It takes more than going down to your local video store and renting “Easy Rider” to be a rebel.”

Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper Day “Rebel Film Festival” hosted by Taos Center for the Arts, features Hopper’s first two films as a director, their connection to the land of enchantment, and Dennis’s 83rd Birthday Parlour Commemoration.

Both films with be introduced by our honorary guest,
David Hopper.

EASY RIDER, in part, was filmed in and around Taos, New Mexico. Locations included Taos Pueblo, Taos Old County Jail, and Stagecoach Hot Springs along the Rio Grande.

THE LAST MOVIE was edited at Dennis’ home in Taos, he referred to as, “The Mud Palace”, known today as “The Tony Luhan Mable Dodge House.”

Friday May 17 – 7pm

The 50th Anniversary screening of Hopper’s


A man went looking for America. And couldn’t find it anywhere…

“Independent films in this country are in the same position. Miramax and Fine Line are not independent – they’re with Disney! Come on. Or they’re with Warner Brothers. They’re all with somebody.”

“You know, this is such a rich time that we’ve just been involved in, and there’s really a job now for historians. Film is still very young. This is the first hundred years of filmmaking. So I think it’s important that we have some sense of history and continuity. Especially in film.”

—Dennis Hopper 

Sunday May 19 – 2pm

The controversial followup to “Easy Rider”,
Dennis Hopper’s Misunderstood Masterpiece


“I think my movie, personally, is one of the most important films that have ever been made in America… I don’t know if anyone is going to see it, but I feel the film is going to take care of itself in time and be around as long as there are films.”

—Dennis Hopper

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