Every ten years since 1952, the venerable magazine Sight & Sound polls filmmakers and critics for their lists of the best movies ever made, creating an ever-evolving canon. In 2022, the list arrived once again, generating conversation and controversy throughout the world. This January, the Roxy is proud to present 15 of the 100 greatest films of all time--Selections from the 2022 Sight & Sound List.
Wednesday, January 4: PERSONA (#18, sponsored by The Wren)
Thursday, January 5: THE RULES OF THE GAME (#13)
Saturday, January 7: BLADE RUNNER (#54)
Sunday, January 8: VERTIGO (#2, Essential Cinema)
Wednesday, January 11: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (#60, sponsored by The Wren)
Thursday, January 12: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (#72, Persistence of Vision: Animated Masterworks, sponsored by Flippers)
Saturday, January 14: DAISIES (#28)
Wednesday, January 18: RASHOMON (#41, sponsored by The Wren)
Thursday, January 19: BEAU TRAVAIL (#7, MTFF Presents)
Saturday, January 21: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (#10)
Sunday, January 22: JEANNE DIELMAN (#1, Cinema Abroad, sponsored by Clyde Coffee)
Wednesday, January 25 IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (#5, in 35mm, sponsored by The Wren)
Thursday, January 26: MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (#9, with live accompaniment from Travis Yost)
Saturday, January 28: THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (#25)
Monday, January 30: SOME LIKE IT HOT (#38, Out at the Roxy, Sponsored by Golden Yolk Griddle)
BLADE RUNNER: A blend of science fiction and noir detective fiction, Blade Runner was a box office and critical bust upon its initial exhibition, but its unique postmodern production design became hugely influential within the sci-fi genre, and the film gained a significant cult following that increased its stature. Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a retired cop in Los Angeles circa 2019. L.A. has become a pan-cultural dystopia of corporate advertising, pollution and flying automobiles, as well as replicants, human-like androids with short life spans built by the Tyrell Corporation for use in dangerous off-world colonization. Deckard's former job in the police department was as a talented blade runner, a euphemism for detectives that hunt down and assassinate rogue replicants. Called before his one-time superior (M. Emmett Walsh), Deckard is forced back into active duty. A quartet of replicants led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) has escaped and headed to Earth, killing several humans in the process.
Please note: The Roxy will be showing the Final Cut version of Blade Runner.