The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Alien

The Director's Cut


Directed by: Ridley Scott


1979 | USA/UK



Screening

Friday, March 22, 2013, 7pm - 9pm



"The rerelease of Alien in a director's cut 24 years after its debut turns out to be a great corrective to prevailing warps in movie space and time. In one dimension, the classic sci-fi thriller's wide-screen grandeur and director Ridley Scott's verve in filling his huge canvas with elaborate, abstract landscapes is an upside-the-head rebuke to home viewing. And the movie's tantalizingly slow, oozing pace is a heartbeat-tripping reminder that today's sped-up blockbuster conventions may improve on speed, but not on thrills. Even the rib-ripping birth scene unfolds at a tempo more familiar to a waltz than a rupture. Pay attention to the enhanced sound mix, which may be the most important cleaning job of all; silence and score have never twined so hauntingly." - Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly.



$9.99 general admission and $5 for students with I.D.