Following its premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Screen Media will release Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary feature film Memory: The Origins of Alien, an exploration of the classic sci-fi film Alien, in theaters on October 4th. The film's release timed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the theatrical launch of Ridley Scott's original film.
Memory: The Origins of Alien unearths the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece Alien, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of Alien creators Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger – including 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 on the film’s iconic "Chestburster" scene. The film premiered to rave reviews 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.
Memory: The Origins of Alien is an Exhibit A Pictures production, produced by Kerry Deignan Roy; and co-produced by Annick Mahnert of Screen Division, Chad Herschberger of Milkhaus, and Robert Muratore of Exhibit A Pictures. Diane O’Bannon, Carmen Giger and Leslie Barany served as executive producers.