Blade Runner and The Minus Man: Two Evenings with Hampton Fancher
May 16 — May 18, 2016
Presented in collaboration with Esopus magazine
The brilliant, iconoclastic screenwriter, actor, and director Hampton Fancher will be the focus of these two special evenings, including the rarely screened director’s cut of Blade Runner, an even rarer screening of Fancher’s directorial debut, The Minus Man (starring Owen Wilson), plus an excerpt of Michael Almereyda’s forthcoming documentary Escapes about Hampton Fancher.
Fancher was an accomplished flamenco dancer and actor in TV westerns before he turned to screenwriting. He is best known as the writer of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1982 film Blade Runner, and he was the screenwriter and director for The Minus Man, a compelling and unsettling portrait of a mild-mannered serial killer. Fancher recently completed the screenplay for director Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to Blade Runner. For the new edition of Esopus, the eclectic and creative magazine edited by Tod Lippy, Fancher wrote two film treatments inspired by Esopus readers’s submissions of local news stories; the issue also includes an interview with Fancher about his creative process.