Dennis Hopper fans can rejoice: 4K-restored Out of the Blue is returning to theatres

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      One of the cult classics of the early '80s is coming back to Vancouver.

      Dennis Hopper directed and starred in Out of the Blue, a riveting drama shot in Vancouver with Linda Manz in a breakout role as a troubled teen named Cebe.

      Hopper plays her sometimes-imprisoned dad, Don Barnes, with all the intensity and occasional lunacy that we've come to expect from him over the years.

      Sharon Farrell turned in a memorable performance as Cebe's mom, Kathy, and New Westminster–born Raymond Burr plays Dr. Brean.

      Vancouverites can also revel in appearances of a young Jim Byrnes as a party singer, and the legendary punk band The Pointed Sticks playing in a nightclub. 

      The film's title comes from Neil Young's haunting song, "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)", which you can hear in the trailer below.

      Hopper's film was in the running for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980.

      Video: Watch the trailer for Out of the Blue.

      Now, it's undergone a 4K restoration, thanks to producers John Alan Simon and Elizabeth Karr of Discovery Productions.

      The restored Out of the Blue opened last month at New York City's Metrograph.

      Locally, it will be screened at a special event at The Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver on January 6 and will open on January 14 at the VIFF Centre in Vancouver.

      The film will also be shown in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New Orleans, Rhinebeck (New York), Nashville, Toronto, Chicago, Winnipeg, and Seattle.

      Linda Manz earned rave reviews for playing a troubled teen.
      Discovery Productions