Run For the Hills

Red Rocks hosts Blade Runner for Film on the Rocks.

I was nine years old the first time I saw Blade Runner, and at the time, I didn’t 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 it’s 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 can’t say exactly what we’re doing or we’ll 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

 
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