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Movies that Reawaken Wonder-The Wonder of Science Fiction: ‘Blade Runner’ at UPCA

We are slipping in one of the last theatrical screenings of the “original” before it is blacked out of theaters leading up to when the long-awaited sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” is released in October.

Based on a Philip K. Dick novel, it is the year 2019 and ex-detective Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to track down and eliminate a team of humanoid androids that have escaped from an outer space mining colony and have taken refuge on Earth. During his search for the fugitives, he discovers some disturbing secrets about the future plans of the androids’ manufacturer, the Tyrell Corporation, and the line between human and android is disturbingly blurred.

Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. Directed by Ridley Scott.  Originally released in 1982, we will screen 2007’s “The Final Cut” version. 1 hour, 57 minutes. Screened in English on DCP.

The year-long series “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector, by screening some of the greatest movies in history.
The next title focuses on “The Wonder of Childhood” with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” on March 5 (details and tickets on sale here).

The rest of the season includes classic cinema often playfully paired with a holiday – how about “Coming to America” just before the Fourth of July?

And we’ll follow up last year’s spectacular screening of “Mary Poppins” and going away party for Lin-Manuel Miranda with another star-studded surprise gala screening in November.

Hope to see you back at the Palace soon, and again, and again, and again.–Mike Fitelson, UPCA Executive Director

Sunday Film Discussion at Inwood Library: ‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’

Film screenings are back! Come join us to watch classic movies & discuss them! McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) 121 min; Rated R; Warner Bros. Director: Robert Altman Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, René Auberjonois, Michael Murphy A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.