Blade Runner: The Final Cut

February 24, 2018 @ 11:30 pm – February 25, 2018 @ 1:27 am
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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.

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