BLADE RUNNER + BRAZIL (35mm)
December 16 only
The Roxie, MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS & Spoke Art join forces to bring you a Terry Gilliam & Ridley Scott dystopian sci-fi double bill. Accompanied by a new screen prints for both films in Spoke Art’s ongoing Roxie poster series. Hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.
BLADE RUNNER (Ridley Scott’s final cut), 6pm
Director Ridley Scott’s acknowledged masterpiece, BLADE RUNNER is also one of the most influential films of the past 30 years, a dazzling fusion of retro-noir and future paranoia, set in a decaying, rain-drenched Los Angeles dominated by Mayan pyramids of unimaginable wealth. Harrison Ford stars as the government-sanctioned killer who falls in love with gorgeous, enigmatic Sean Young, while trying to eliminate Rutger Hauer and his rogue band of genetically engineered replicants. 2007, 117 min, DCP.
BRAZIL (Terry Gilliam’s cut, 35mm), 8:30pm
Director Terry Gilliam’s groundbreaking science fiction satire is an anachronistic masterpiece. Winner of the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (Gilliam, Charles McKeown and theater legend Tom Stoppard). Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984 and Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS, this darkest of comedies pits Everyman Jonathan Pryce against a world of crushing conformity, pursuing elusive love Kim Greist. Featuring fellow Python Michael Palin as upwardly mobile Jack Lint and Robert De Niro as an outlaw heating engineer. Its jaw-dropping retro-futuristic design helped give birth to the steampunk genre. 1985, 142min, 35mm courtesy of Universal Pictures.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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