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Visionary Architecture on Film: Blade Runner

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Cinema has long built new worlds on screen, whether through ambitious architectural set design or, more recently, computer-generated imagery (CGI). Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Portals: The Visionary Architecture of Paul Goesch, this series presents five films whose backdrops are themselves works of art. Each of them reveals the important role film has played as a site for architectural experimentation and a way of imagining the future.Once the wealthy have left for other planets, Los Angeles becomes a home to the outcasts who remain on Earth. In Blade Runner (1982; 1 hour, 50 minutes), the city as we know it is barely recognizable amidst dense high rises and pouring acid rain. Architecture plays many roles in this futuristic noir film, starring Harrison Ford; some buildings are villainous while others offer a glimmer of hope.


May 18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Willamstown, MA, 01267
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Willamstown, MA, 01267 + Google Map

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