Memory: The Origins of Alien

20 September
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12/$10

A must-see for any Alien fan, Memory: The Origins of Alien unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece.

Discover amazing, never-before-seen materials from the archives of writer Dan O’Bannon and alien designer HR Giger – including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, behind-the-scenes footage, and O’Bannon’s original 29-page script from 1971 titled Memory.

Bridging tales from the ancient world to Ridley Scott’s complex futuristic universe, this documentary delivers a revealing and wholly original take on one of Hollywood’s most beloved and iconic shockers.

'It doesn't just remind you that Alien is a masterpiece but details how it got that way and why it continues to haunt us' –

'With its passionate contributors and lofty ideas, Memory: The Origins of Alien demonstrates that, if nothing else, the study of a film can be as exciting as the film itself' – The Wrap

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