Escapes

USA / 2017 / 89 minutes / NR

Directed by Michael Almereyda (Experimenter, Hamlet, Nadja), Escapes showcases the storytelling talents of Hampton Fancher – flamenco dancer, film and TV actor, and the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark sci-fi classic Blade Runner, as well as screenwriter on the upcoming sequel. Fancher’s running commentary – with a little help from Philip K. Dick – works in concert with extensive archival footage as Fancher relates death-defying escapades from a remarkable life. Romantic misadventures, two brief marriages, and wayward acts of jealousy, chivalry, and friendship are mirrored in a parallel universe where Fancher plays cowboys, killers, fops, cads, and the occasional hero.

  • Director

    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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