Film Club

Film Club’s first movie showing of the year was on Friday, October 6. The movie was a sci-fi classic, Blade Runner, which was released in 1982. The movie centers around Deckard, played by Harrison Ford who is forced to to continue his previous job as a Replicant Hunter. He is assigned to eliminate four escaped Replicants, but meets Rachael, played by Sean Young, a Replicant herself, and falls in love with her. Harrison Solar ’18, President of Film Club, described the movie as “the most influential sci-fi film of all time, it’s influence prevalent in other movies, anime, and videogames. The cinematography, score, and philosophical questions make Blade Runner a near masterpiece.”

Film Club showed the movie on the same day Blade Runner 2049, the sequel, came out in theaters, as a chance for people to see the original before viewing the follow-up. Matthew Groll ’18 agreed that “The timing for the movie was perfect for the newly released sequel, Blade Runner 2049.”

Despite the fact that many club members had never seen Blade Runner before, the feedback for the movie was positive and the screening night was well-received and enjoyed by all. Groll declared, “Overall, I loved the Film Club showing. It felt like an authentic moviegoing experience with the convenience of being on campus and an audience filled with fellow Reserve students. Also, true to the spirit of a movie showing, there were drinks, popcorn, and a large crowd of viewers excited for the film.” It was also an enjoyable experience for Solar, who commented, “I’m so happy that I was able to expose to them one of my favorite movies.”

“I am excited to hear about the next movie showing and stop by again. It was a great way to relax at the end of the week,” concluded Groll.

– Flora Jiang ’19

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