Dennis Hopper and Director Curtis Harrington will appear in person on Friday, March 30th at 7:30 pm to discuss Night Tide. The 1961 film was Director Curtis Harrington’s debut indie feature, and is considered a masterpiece. A haunted, poetic hymn to the dark world of the fly-by-night carnival, lonely midways at dawn and the siren call of eon’s-old passion spawned by the devils of the deep blue sea. Sailor Johnny Drake (Dennis Hopper) falls in love with sideshow mermaid, Mora (Linda Lawson) who may just somehow be related to the real thing. Shot in and around Santa Monica and Venice Beach in the beat culture’s heyday, the film continues to exert a strong spell, and is brimming with the heady atmosphere of bygone coffee houses, poet hipsters, languid jazz and bongos on the shore.
Sponsored by American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents, the discussion will accompany a showing of the film at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA. For additional information, visit: American Cinema