March 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Join us for the premiere of new sci-fi short, Grey Canyon – written and directed by The Frida Cinema’s own Board President, Zeshaan Younus!
This 13-minute tale follows a vacationing couple who are suddenly compelled to investigate some strange happenings in the woods. Grey Canyon made a sneak appearance at our 4th Anniversary celebration screening of Escape from New York, and will now make its official Premiere with some of the cast and crew joining!
After the film, join us for our first screening of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece, Alien – selected by Zeshaan as one of his most influential and favorite films. Alien is truly a work of art that has redefined the genres of science fiction and horror as we know them! We are excited to be screening the uncut, remastered version of this 1979 classic!
As the crew of the Nostromo, a space merchant vessel, travels back to Earth, they are awoken from their deep sleep to a distress call from the nearby planet LV-426. Led by Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt) and Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver in a breakthrough performance), the Nostromo crew discovers that the distress transmission was actually a horrific warning: there is something on the planet, something that should have never been awoken…
“One of the great strengths of “Alien” is its pacing. It takes its time. It waits. It allows silences (the majestic opening shots are underscored by Jerry Goldsmith with scarcely audible, far-off metallic chatterings). It suggests the enormity of the crew’s discovery by building up to it with small steps…” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“Where 2001 and Close Encounters suggested that humanity would bring its best impulses and brightest hopes beyond the clouds, Alien served as a reminder that its worst fears would also be part of the package.” – Keith Pipps, AV Club
“A haunted-house movie set in space, Alien also has a profoundly existentialist undertow that makes it feel like a film noir — the other genre to feature a slithery, sexualized monster as its classic villain.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com