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Blade Runner (1982)

Opens on May 27

Director: Ridley Scott Run Time: 118 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1982

Starring: Edward James Olmos, Harrison Ford, M. Emmet Walsh, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Country: United States
Language: English

Four Turning Forty: Spring Edition. For one week, celebrate 40th anniversary screenings of Walter Hill’s 48 Hours, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie, only at the Film Center.

About the film:

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

“A masterpiece of dystopian science fiction on film.”

–Martin Chilton for The Daily Telegraph

About the filmmaker: 

Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. He is known for his science fiction films Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982) and The Martian (2015), the road crime film Thelma & Louise (1991), the historical drama film Gladiator (2000), and the war film Black Hawk Down (2001). Scott began his career in television as a designer and director before moving into advertising, where he honed his filmmaking skills by making inventive mini-films for television commercials. He made his debut as a film director with The Duellists (1977). His work is known for its atmospheric and highly concentrated visual style.

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