SIFF Presents: “Cinema Dissection” of Blade Runner, Jan. 23

Posted on January 18, 2016, 1:29 pm
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The always illuminating Cinema Dissection series continues at the SIFF Film Center this Saturday, January 23. Beginning at 11 AM, fans of Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982) are invited to join film expert Sean Axmaker in a six-hour dissection of the film. Modeled off of Roger Ebert’s “Cinema Interruptus” series, Cinema Dissection invites film fans to analyze their favorite movies scene-by-scene in a format that’s both instructive and interactive.

Yikes. Daryl Hannah and Rutger Hauer star as replicants with an agenda in Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner.

Yikes! Daryl Hannah and Rutger Hauer are replicants with an agenda in Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner.

There’s probably nobody in the world who could benefit from this kind of in-depth analysis more than me, because I’ve got to level with you: I don’t like Blade Runner. It’s a masterpiece, empirically, I know! It’s beyond reproach and Ridley Scott is a master of the trade, so surely I must be missing something. Why do I not like any of these characters? Does it matter? The film looks dark to me, as in there’s not enough light in the shot, and why are there so many different versions?

Your host, Sean Axmaker is a longtime resident of Seattle and a frequent contributor to Turner Classic Movies Online  and the managing editor of Parallax View. If anyone can turn my opinion around on this film, it sounds like Sean is the guy. You can learn more about him on his site at As for the die-hard fans, this in-depth look may give one even more to love.

Attendees are encouraged to view Blade Runner in advance, since they won’t be screening the movie in its entirety during the dissection.

Tickets are $20 for non SIFF members, $15 for SIFF members and $19 for seniors and youth. Visit for all the news you can use.


Cinema Dissection at SIFF presents: Blade Runner

When: Saturday, January 23rd at 11 AM

Where: SIFF Film Center (305 Harrison St.)


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