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‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’ Secures Distributor, Releasing This Summer in US

The documentary film ‘Memory: The Origins of Alien,’ has secured a distribution partner and will be seeing a wide release this summer. The film premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and thankfully fans won’t have to wait too long before they’re able to watch it.

Legion M, a fan-owned media company best known for their involvement in last year’s indie hit ‘Mandy’ which starred Nicolas Cage, has joined with Screen Media to release the film.

 'Memory: The Origins of Alien' Secures Distributor, Releasing This Summer in US

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce that we have teamed up with Screen Media to acquire all North American rights to Alexandre O. Philippe’s fascinating documentary feature film Memory: The Origins of Alien, which premiered to rave reviews in the Midnight Section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival! We’re planning to release the film in theaters later this summer, perfectly timed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of Alien!”

The film will see a theatrical release, though I would guess it will likely be a limited one, and timed close to the 40th Anniversary of Alien. According to LegionM co-owner Terri Piñon, there will also be a home media release after. Dogwoof will be handing the UK distribution.

I had the opportunity to see the film during its Sundance run and quite loved it, giving it an 8 out of 10 in our review. Be sure to check out our interview with the film’s director Alexandre Philippe if you haven’t already.

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Comments: 18
  1. Mr. Clemens
    That said, I'm sure there were at least a few behind-the-scenes photos (and a clip of the alien getting 'steamed' in the Narcissus) that I'd never seen before.
    Something new or the same outtake footage from the Enhancement Pod on the Anthology set?

    I'll dig that out tonight and let you know! I only watched those pods once when the Anthology came out, so I may have forgotten it...

    Just got back from seeing this in Toronto. Very enjoyable, clearly made with a lot of love for the material. Not a lot of new information to be gleaned, but it was fun to hear a festival crowd react to all the funny stories that we're all familiar with.

    That said, I'm sure there were at least a few behind-the-scenes photos (and a clip of the alien getting 'steamed' in the Narcissus) that I'd never seen before.

    Honestly, the highlight for me was simply catching up with (many of) the major players again - particularly, getting to hear from Terry Rawlings one last time.  :)
    Something new or the same outtake footage from the Enhancement Pod on the Anthology set?

    [EDIT] Just had a look and, sho nuff, it's the last shot of the 'Finding Bolaji Badejo' pod.  :P
  2. Elmazalman
    Just got back from seeing this in Toronto. Very enjoyable, clearly made with a lot of love for the material. Not a lot of new information to be gleaned, but it was fun to hear a festival crowd react to all the funny stories that we're all familiar with.

    That said, I'm sure there were at least a few behind-the-scenes photos (and a clip of the alien getting 'steamed' in the Narcissus) that I'd never seen before.

    Honestly, the highlight for me was simply catching up with (many of) the major players again - particularly, getting to hear from Terry Rawlings one last time.  :)
    Something new or the same outtake footage from the Enhancement Pod on the Anthology set?
  3. Mr. Clemens
    Just got back from seeing this in Toronto. Very enjoyable, clearly made with a lot of love for the material. Not a lot of new information to be gleaned, but it was fun to hear a festival crowd react to all the funny stories that we're all familiar with.

    That said, I'm sure there were at least a few behind-the-scenes photos (and a clip of the alien getting 'steamed' in the Narcissus) that I'd never seen before.

    Honestly, the highlight for me was simply catching up with (many of) the major players again - particularly, getting to hear from Terry Rawlings one last time.  :)
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