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.
“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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