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Directed by Michael Almereyda (Experimenter) and executive produced by Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), 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. (Fancher also penned the story for its sequel, Blade Runner 2049.) A consummate raconteur, Fancher recounts episodes from 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. Escapes shows how one man’s personal journey can unexpectedly shape a medium’s future.


• Questionnaire (2017, 28 minutes), a new interview with Hampton Fancher by Michael Almereyda

• Hampton Fancher Ties a Tie (2017, 2 minutes), a video portrait by Noah Kaplan

• Theatrical Trailer

• Booklet featuring an essay by Joseph O’Neill, author of Netherland and The Dog