Alexandre Philippe continues his quest to be THE chronicler of film history with a phenomenal new documentary that not only looks at the story behind the genesis of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN, but also takes a deeper, more complex dive into the idea of creation itself. Through an examination that runs the gamut, from Egyptian and Greek mythology to underground comics to art history and Dan O’Bannon (oh, my), Philippe establishes a new and unique way of exploring the conception of ideas vis a vis film and even fate.
Filmed in his characteristically adroit and meticulous style and brimming with fascinating interviews from film luminaries such as Roger Corman and Diane Bannon, MEMORY: THE ORIGINS Of ALIEN forever changes the concept of what a film documentary can be. Just like 78/52 before it, MEMORY calls on the audience itself to question its own role within the entire creative process, inviting us to admire the film with eyes afresh.
An incredibly moving and unrivaled experience, MEMORY deserves and demands the big-screen experience, where its impact can be felt to the fullest. Do not miss this rare opportunity to witness what will surely be hailed as one of the milestones of documentary filmmaking of our generation.
Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
Huluween Theatre @The Egyptian