09/10: Architecture on Film – Blade Runner 2049

Architecture forms a fundamental part of our everyday lives, however it is often rendered in the background with little thought given to the presence of the structures we routinely inhabit, walk-through and visually absorb.

Architecture can also be used as a medium to explore a range of themes, stories and events, especially in films where it is often used to provide an emotive tone to the scene or film, providing a background environment which sets the film in a particular genre and mood.

For this year’s festival, Cinema City will be hosting a short series of films from across the last 100 years that use architectural formations in which to reimagine a dystopian landscape; in which societies struggle with themselves, in events which could destroy the existence of humanity.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017, directed by Denis Villeneuve)

This is a follow up sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic depicting Los Angeles in November 2019. Both films take their inspiration from a science fiction short story ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ published in 1968 by Philip K. Dick, which sets the story in a dystopian world where the earth has suffered from the fallout of nuclear war. Blade Runner 2049 is set 30 years after the film’s original protagonist Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) disappeared, following the journey of the new blade runner Officer K (Ryan Gosling), as he discovers a dark secret that threatens humanity.

Event info:

Date / time: 9 October / 20:15
Venue: Cinema City, St Andrews Street, Norwich NR2 2AD – www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Cinema_City
Contact: Cinema City – 0871 902 5724