Blade Runner: The Final Cut

U.S., 1982, 117 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Ridley Scott, Rated R

Showings

Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Feb 24, 2018 11:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Nov 23 11:30 PM

Description

Modern science fiction wouldn’t be what it is today if not for Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, the seminal –sci-fi film that depicted 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. At its core, the film is a noir that tackles arguably the most pertinent question in our history as a species: what does it mean to be human? Rutger Hauer plays the renegades’ leader, Roy Batty, whose rugged physique and violent acts belie a soul yearning for life and the freedom to live it. His climactic monologue, which Hauer rewrote without Scott’s knowledge, is as memorable as the film itself and perfectly captures the wish for our memories and experiences to never fade away. With Hauer’s passing earlier this year and the film’s November 2019 setting, now is the perfect time to revisit a quintessential humanist film.

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