Oct 6 — Oct 8, 2017
Flamenco dancer, actor, and the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark sci-fi classic Blade Runner, Hampton Fancher has lived a life unlike any other. In time for the release of Blade Runner 2049 (with a story again penned by Fancher), acclaimed filmmaker Michael Almereyda propels viewers down a wild path through mid-twentieth-century Hollywood. A consummate raconteur, Fancher recounts episodes from his remarkable life—romantic misadventures with silver-screen stars, wayward acts of chivalry, jealousy, and friendship—matched with a parallel world of film and TV footage in which Fancher plays cowboys, killers, fops, cads, and the occasional hero. Escapes shows how one man’s personal journey can unexpectedly shape a medium’s future.