Memory: The Origins of Alien

Director: Alexandre O Philippe 2019 95 Minutes M
Memory: The Origins of Alien Fri 11 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:15pm 95mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
Memory: The Origins of Alien Sun 13 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 11:00am 95mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

Film documentarian Alexandre O Philippe unravels the complex DNA of Alien 1979 in this ode to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic.

Memory: The Origins of Alien is a study of the creative forces that converged to create one of the pivotal horror films of modern cinema. It traces the journey that brought together a rookie director with Dan O’Bannon’s gothic screenwriting and illustrator HR Giger’s psychosexual creature design.

From Greek furies to the unknowable gods of HP Lovecraft’s writing, Philippe unpacks how these combined  influences informed the beloved classic, while also delving into the creation and legacy of the iconic ‘chestburster’


Director:Alexandre O Philippe
Producer:Chad Herschberger, Annick Mahnert, Robert Muratore, Kerry Deignan Roy
Cast:Diane O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Veronica Cartwright
Script:Alexandre O Philippe
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Madman Entertainment