2018 OMSI Sci Fi Film Fest Selection
It took seven years for Sigourney Weaver's Lt. Ellen Ripley to reappear on the big screen. However, in spite of tense contract negotiations and a frequently strained production relationship between director James Cameron and producing partner Gale Anne Hurd on the one hand and the Pinewood Studios' British crew on the other, the wait was worthwhile. Aliens emerged in 1986 as an unqualified success managing to become, in the words of Time reviewer Richard Schickel, "a sequel that exceeds its predecessor."
In Aliens, the story resumes some 57 years after the events of the first film when Ripley's shuttle is found floating in space by a deep space salvage team. The team, accompanied by a colonial marine unit, returns with Ripley to the exomoon LV-426, the intial point of contact with the alien eggs, and the more recent home of a terraforming colony. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine year old girl named Newt. But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.
Duration: 137 mins. | Rating: R
Sci Fi Festival Passes
Plan on attending multiple shows or events? Buy an exclusive Festival pass and save! Pass holders receive access to festival screenings on a space available basis including the August 8 Reel Science. A special discount is offered to the August 23 Reel Eats event. Passes are not transferable.
$30 Adult / $25 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+)
Add $25 to either pass level for the August 23 Reel Eats screening of Blade Runner.
OMSI members receive $3 off any pass option.