Directed by: Alexandre O Phillippe | 95 minutes| USA | 2019
From director behind 78/52, Doc of the Dead, and The People vs George Lucas, Memory – The Origins of Alien unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the O’Bannon and Giger archives – including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and Dan’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled Memory.
A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of moviemaking, the power of myth, and the collective unconscious, Memory boldly goes where no film essay has gone before, to deliver a revealing and wholly original take on one of Hollywood’s most beloved and iconic shockers.
NWF is thrilled to welcome director ALEXANDRE O. PHILIPPE, who will be in attendance for this screening.
This screening is presented as part of the Bell Media Hot Docs Showcase series.