I was nine years old the first time I saw Blade Runner, and at the time, I didnt care that it was a thematically complex, multi-layered homage to film noir based on a masterwork of science fiction by Philip K. Dick. I just thought, Wow, Han Solo is in a flying car fighting killer androids. Neat! Now, more than 25 years later, I appreciate the film both for its gritty, penetrating look at the nature of humanity and for the fact that its got my childhood hero flying a car around a spooky-ass future L.A., fighting killer androids. Neat.
Tonight, catch Blade Runner in a special Film on the Rocks presentation at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway in Morrison. Get there around 6 p.m. to catch the full slate of entertainment, which includes a performance by Astra Moveo and a thirty-minute top-secret comedic presentation by Mile High Sci-Fi prior to the main feature. We cant say exactly what were doing or well get in big trouble with a little movie studio, explains MHSF leader Matt Vogl. But fans of Kurt Russell will be pleased. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the box office. Purchase yours at www.denverfilm.org, www.redrocksonline.com or any King Soopers store. For more information, call 303-595-3456, ext. 250.
Fri., Aug. 1, 2008