Escapes

USA / 2017 / 89 minutes / NR

Directed by Michael Almereyda (Experimenter, Hamlet) and executive produced by Wes Anderson, Escapes blazes a wild path through mid-20th-century Hollywood via the experiences of Hampton Fancher – flamenco dancer, actor, and the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark sci-fi classic Blade Runner, as well as co-writer of its sequel, Blade Runner 2049. A consummate raconteur, Fancher relates 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 wherein Fancher plays cowboys, killers, fops, cads, and the occasional hero. Equal parts dense and fleet, Escapes shows how one man’s personal journey can quietly shape a medium’s future.

  • Director

    Michael Almereyda

  • Producer

    Michael Almereyda

  • Cast

    Hampton Fancher

  • "Hampton Fancher has worlds falling out of his sleeves. His irresistible voice, with all its surreal U-turns, has been spectacularly netted by Almereyda."

    — Jonathan Lethem (author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude)
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