Screen Media will release Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary feature film Memory: The Origins of Alien in theatres on October 4th.
Memory: The Origins of Alien unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s sci-fi legend Alien, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of Alien creators Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger. That includes original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and O’Bannon’s original 29-page script from 1971, titled Memory.
The documentary also takes fans on an exploration of the mythical underpinnings of Alien and dedicates focus to the film’s iconic “Chestburster” scene. Memory: The Origins of Alien premiered in the Midnight Section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, CPH: DOX, Hot Docs, and many others, so it’s a tried and tested experience.
It’s a bit unusual for a straightforward documentary about a movie to hit the silver screen, but Memory: The Origins of Alien has the right source material to draw in a public crowd. We eagerly await its arrival on October 4th.