Double feature: Alien + Aliens

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04 May
5:00pm + 8:00pm
Arc Cinema
$16/$12 (double feature: $25/$20)

Add charcuterie board and beverage* +$45pp 

Revisit the origins of the Alien franchise with Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror and James Cameron’s 1986 action adventure.

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Alien

SAT 4 May | 5PM | Arc Cinema

In Ridley Scott’s influential sci-fi horror (1979, M, 116 mins), the crew of a commercial spacecraft are terrorised by a parasitic alien after investigating a mysterious distress call from a seemingly uninhabited moon.  

A box-office smash that catalysed a media franchise, Alien took out the Oscar for Best Visual Effects and is widely considered to be among the greatest science-fiction and horror films ever made. The film also introduced Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), an iconic cinematic action hero.  

‘…a great original… dark and frightening intensity’ – Roger Ebert 

Alien is held in the NFSA collection. 

 

Aliens

SAT 4 May | 8PM | Arc Cinema

The critically acclaimed sequel to Alien (1979) sees Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) sent back out with a team of highly trained marines to wage war against the aliens who have overrun the LV-426 space colony. 

James Cameron trades horror for sci-fi action adventure in this high-impact follow up to Ridley Scott’s popular classic, expanding the backstory and paving the way for future sequels. 

One of the highest-grossing films internationally in 1986, Aliens (M, 136 mins) was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Weaver). 

‘…a sci-fi war movie that gets you in its grip very early, and never lets go’ – The Washington Post 

*Pre-order a charcuterie board and beverage with your cinema tickets to enjoy in the NFSA Courtyard between screenings. Gluten-free (+$5), vegan, and vegetarian options available. 

 

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