INSIDE PERSPECTIVES: NEO NOIR AND THE CONTEMPORARY CITY - BLADE RUNNER
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Blade Runner ( Ridley Scott, 1982) adopts the noir style as it evokes the not-so-distant “futurescape” of Los Angeles, a dystopian city-world corroded by acid rain. Harrison Ford plays Deckard, a hunter of replicants, androids created to look “more human than human.” Their quest for a longer life span brings them to Earth, where they become a challenge to Deckard’s abilities and his ethical boundaries.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Chris Jenkins (Award-winning documentarian and UCSB Department of Film & Media Studies production faculty member). He will discuss the cinematographic challenges in shooting a film such as Blade Runner.
Students - $5, Community - $10
All of the free student tickets have been reserved. Please go to “Buy Tickets” below to buy a student ticket at the regular $5.00 purchase price.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson), formerly part of the NYPD, now works as an unlicensed private detective. His latest client is a drug trafficker (Dan Stevens) whose wife was kidnapped and brutally murdered, and as Scudder delves deeper, he finds that the crime's sequence is the modus operandi of the perpetrators. Before they can strike again and destroy other lives, Scudder races through the back streets of New York to catch the killers, blurring the lines between lawful and criminal, as he goes.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Academy Award® nominated, Department of Film & Media Studies Alumnus, Writer/Director Scott Frank and a post-screening reception in the Michael Douglas Lobby.
The event is free, but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.