*This item is on pre-sale and will ship upon release, January 2019.
Hardcover, 176 pages
10 x 11 in.
25.4 x 27.94 cm.
Along for the Ride is a documentary film that explores the highs, lows, and ultimately the phoenix-like ascension of iconic Hollywood maverick Dennis Hopper, as seen through the eyes of his mysterious longtime “right-hand man,” Satya de la Manitou. Filmmaker Nick Ebeling chronicles the unlikely duo’s incredible 40-year journey, an enduring and intense brotherhood as intimately complex as Hopper’s own legendary career. De la Manitou re-examines his dedication to his friend’s idiosyncratic and uncompromising genius, reminiscing with a fascinating cast of characters—Hopper’s co-conspirators, family and friends—and those that were also, unwittingly or willingly, there.
Featuring Frank Gehry, David Hopper, Ed Ruscha, Tony Shafrazi, Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Michael Madsen, Dean Stockwell, Russ Tamblyn, Linda Manz, Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewett, Julian Schnabel, and Dwight Yoakam.
Hat & Beard Press is pleased to release the companion book which includes cutting-room-floor material, plus original essays, interviews, and never-before-seen photographs. Each book comes with a digital download of the film.
A limited-edition special printing of 100 copies of the Along for the Ride book and theatrical poster (archival exhibition pigment print, aka Giclee, printed on Summerset Velvet paper), signed by director Nick Ebeling, the film’s star Satya de la Mantiou, and artist and designer Akiko Stehrenberger, is available for $150.
Edited by Nick Ebeling and JC Gabel
Designed by Mona Smith
*Along for the Ride is the first of four books (what we are loosely calling “The Hopper Quartet”) dedicated to bolstering Hopper’s unparalleled artistic legacy.