Ridley Scott’s 1979 film is undoubtedly one of the most influential, enjoyable, and fascinating sci-fi films in cinema history. A space shuttle on its way back to earth receives a stress signal from a planet yet unvisited by man. When it arrives on the planet, one of the crew exploring its surface is attacked by a strange creature and escapes to the shuttle, but it soon becomes clear that the threat looms and will only grow more dangerous. This is a screening of a new 4K copy produced in celebration of Alien’s 40th anniversary. Please also note the documentary Memory. The Origins of Alien showing at the Festival, exploring the conceptual and aesthetic origins of this masterpiece.