Yesterday’s Tomorrow: an evening of Blade Runner (2007)
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About the Event
For November 2019 we have a special one-off collaboration with the About Film group to bring you a celebration of all things Blade Runner.
This special extended About Film will include a screening of Blade Runner the Final Cut (2007), screenings of two shorts set in the Blade Runner universe, talks and discussion (exact line-up to follow).
Set in 2019, Blade Runner is a cult film that has had a profound impact on popular culture. Adapted from a Philip K. Dick novel, it's set in a dystopian future-scape that, among other things, helped offer definition to the then emerging genre of cyberpunk.
The film's characters, technology and neo-liberal consumer capitalism are all played against the backdrop of environmental collapse. Whether you want to discuss the ethics of slavery, what it means to have agency or the consequences of the unfolding Anthropocene Blade Runner has many rich veins to tap.
A genre-blending of Film Noir with Sci-Fi tropes, Blade Runner is a visually powerful film: we assure you that you will not look at a pile of clutter the same way again.
Finally, Blade Runner exists in a universe that keeps being added to with video games, comics, novels and films all padding out the universe around the film. While the follow-up film Blade Runner 2049, and it's accompanying shorts, extends this universe into the future.
We hope to see you for a glimpse of yesterday's tomorrow.