Alien: Resurrection (15th Anniversary screening!)

A bold statement: Alien: Resurrection is worthy of rediscovery — not just for the talent behind the screen (helmed by City of Lost Children/Delicatessen visionary Jean-Pierre Jeunet, scripted by Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon, lensed by Se7en director of photography Darius Khondji), but also for its dark surrealistic humor, comic book tone and wild closure to the Ripley saga. Set 200 years after Alien 3, Sigourney Weaver is a cloned Ellen Ripley, created by the U.S. military (and genre icon Brad Dourif!) to make a new generation of super-Aliens. City of Lost Children co-stars Ron Perlman and Dominique Pinon reunite as space mercenaries, caught between making a quick buck and the vicious teeth of the deadly new breed — and, of course, Winona Ryder’s on board as well. Featuring a fantastic John Frizzell score and a tense, terrifying and dangerous franchise-highlight underwater escape, Alien: Resurrection is best experienced loud and on the big screen. Like Prometheus, Resurrection was attacked by conservatives as a “pro-abortion” tract upon its original release; the themes are more relevant than ever during this hot-button election year. Join us as we celebrate the film’s 15th anniversary with a 35mm screening!
Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1997, 35mm, 109 min.

Watch the trailer for “Alien: Resurrection”!
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