Things are going sci-fi at the Rosenthal Lecture Room at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s offices, when the movie Blade Runner (1982) shine on the screen for Monday Film Night.
Shown in the final director's cut version, Ridley Scott's visionary masterpiece, Blade Runner (1982) is a visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic science fiction classic. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, 21st-century detective Rick Deckard (played by Harrison Ford) hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants - androids, attempting to pass as humans. As his chase pulls ghim deeper and deeper into the horrors of a technogrunge 2019 Los Angeles, he is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his very soul.
The film has long become a touchstone for urban planners and futurists for the way it depicts the architecture of Los Angeles as overbuilt to the point of dystopia. The Foundation’s Executive Director Alexander C. Ives will present a short introduction, touching on this and linking the film with the causes and work of the Preservation Foundation.
** Please note the film is rated R for bad language, nudity and contains some scenes of extreme violence.