U.S., 1982, 117 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Ridley Scott, Rated R, Warner Bros.
“This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Modern science fiction wouldn’t be what it is today if not for Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, a seminal film that presented a multicultural, dystopian future filled with massive corporate advertising, thick pollution, and flying cars. Central to this world are replicants, human-like androids with limited life spans built by the Tyrell Corporation. When four of them escape from an off-world colony to Earth, retired cop Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is tasked with hunting them down. What makes the film work so well is that it is a film noir at heart encased in a sci-fi shell that tackles arguably the most pertinent question in our history as a species: what does it mean to be human? Initially a box office bust, Blade Runner grew into a cult classic that saw a myriad of versions. This screening presents the only version Scott had total control over, The Final Cut.
The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.
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