Films and Showtimes
- Oscar Animated Shorts (2019)
- Oscar Documentary Shorts (2019)
- Staff Picks: Carol (2015)
- Roma (Encore)
- Moxie Mornings
- Selma (Drury Humanities)
- The Essentials: Marie Antoinette (2006)
- Everybody Knows
- Border (In Translation Series)
- Apollo 11
- Bury the Hatchet (Local Film)
- Into The Light 2
- Pierrot le Fou (1965)
- Never Look Away
- Moxie Flix: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
- Staff Picks: Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
Science On Screen: Alien (1979)
- Starring: John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt
- Director: Ridley Scott
- Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
- Rating: R
- Running Time: 117 min.
Science on Screen Film Series
All screenings are free and made possible thanks to a generous grant fro the Alfred P. Sloan Foundaition and Coolide Corner Theatre Foundation.
Synopsis: The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.
Dr. Tamera Jahnke (MSU, Chemistry) will be discussing the gender disparity in science.
"Seen again a quarter-century later, we marvel at how the filmmaker generates so much tension and sweat with a bare minimum of moving parts."- Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship."- Variety
"It's a most satisfying return to one of the few sci-fi films that deserves to be called a masterpiece."- Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News
"The way [Ridley] Scott meticulously raises the sense of menace and tension is worthy of Hitchcock."- James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"In space, the famous tagline went, no one can hear you scream. In Alien, you can hear lessons for the sci-fi future in a great milestone from the recent past."- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly