Memory: The Origin of Alien
Memory uncovers the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, Alien, which is rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, parasitology, H.P. Lovecraft, the art of Francis Bacon, and the symbiotic genius of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film’s release, delve into a treasure trove of never before seen materials from the O’Bannon and Giger Estates. The film includes original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and Dan’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled Memory.
Bridging the ancient world with Ridley Scott’s complex futuristic universe through a mix of distinctly low-fi VHS aesthetic and stunning 4k Cinemascope aspect ratio footage, Memory will boldly go where no film essay has gone before, to deliver a revealing and wholly original take on one of Hollywood’s most beloved and iconic shockers.
Make it a double-bill and join us for a 4K restoration of Alien at 7pm