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Memory: The Origins of Alien

Memory: The Origins of Alien

A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and the collective unconscious, MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger — including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and Dan’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled ‘Memory.’

The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott‘s ALIEN – rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious.

“‘Memory – The Origins of Alien’ offers an entertaining inside look at the making of a classic — and compellingly analyzes its creation in the context of its era.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“A well-mounted peek behind the scenes of Ridley Scott’s 1979 science-fiction masterpiece, is more interested in what you can see, as well as what you cannot unsee.” (LA Times)

“A must for ‘Alien’ enthusiasts.” (Times UK)

“Even if you’re not a fan of Alien, this is an interesting look at the creative process and an investigation into how various types of story line inspired this iconic film.” (Scream Queens)

“This much I can promise: after seeing this documentary you’ll never look at Alien the same way again.” (Leonard Maltin)

Monday, October 14
Doors 4:15 pm | Movie 4:45 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

Why not make it a Double Bill with Ridley Scott’s original ALIEN?

ALIEN
6:45 pm
Double Bill tickets $14 HERE | $16 at the door

MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN (Alexandre O. Philippe, 2019 / PG / 94 mins) The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott‘s ALIEN – rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious.

 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (78)

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Alien

Alien

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Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

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