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Alien (1979) 45th Anniversary

Opens on April 26

Director: Ridley Scott Run Time: 127 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1979

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

Celebrating 45 years! All screenings will be preceded by a recorded conversation between Ridley Scott and Fede Álvarez (director of Alien: Romulus) talking about Alien (1979).

About the film:

When the crew of the space-tug Nostromo responds to a distress signal from a barren planet, they discover a deadly life form that breeds within human hosts. Now the crew must fight to stay alive and prevent the creature from reaching Earth. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver in her breakout performance, this legendary first film in the Alien saga will leave you breathless!

After its original release, the film won multiple accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and launched a beloved franchise. Now widely considered one of the greatest and most influential science fiction and horror films of all time, Alien (1979) was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 2002.

About the filmmaker:

Ridley Scott is a celebrated English film director and producer known for his atmospheric and highly concentrated visual style. He began his career in television as a designer and director before moving into advertising, where he honed his filmmaking skills by making inventive mini-films for television commercials. His made his feature directorial debut with The Duellists (1977), which won Best Debut Film at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival. He followed up with many acclaimed films in a variety of genres, including the influential sci-fi horror film Alien (1979), science fiction films Blade Runner (1982) and The Martian (2015), road crime film Thelma & Louise (1991), historical drama film Gladiator (2000) – which won five Academy Awards including Best Picture – and war film Black Hawk Down (2001). His most recent features are The Last Duel (2020), House of Gucci (2021), and Napoleon (2023). Celebrating his exceptional career, Venice Film Festival awarded him the Glory to the Filmmaker Award in 2021.

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