Blade Runner – The Director’s Cut
1982 | 1992/color/117 min. /35mm
Scr: Hampton Fancher, David Peoples; dir: Ridley Scott; w/ Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, Joseph Turkel.
Ridley Scott’s iconic vision of the Los Angeles of tomorrow, adapted from a Philip K. Dick novel originally set in the Bay Area, remains a sci-fi standard-bearer of post-apocalyptic urban imagination. In 2019, Los Angeles is a congested nocturnal city bathed in acid rain and neon. Private eye Deckard (Harrison Ford) is on the trail of four escaped “replicants”—dangerous super-strong androids who have all the intelligence of human beings but no moral compass. His search takes him to the seediest of corners of this desperate, dystopian megalopolis. A pitch-perfect noir recast in a volatile techno-future accentuated by the darkly ethereal synth score of Vangelis, Blade Runner boldly reimagines Los Angeles locations including the Bradbury Building, Union Station, and the Ennis House.
Bing Theater | $10 general admission; $7 LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID; $5 LACMA Film Club. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
In conjunction with the exhibition The Presence of the Past, this film series curated by Bernardo Rondeau, Assistant Curator of Film, aims to capture representations of past, present and future Los Angeles onscreen.
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