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New Meetup: Alien @ Brattle Theater

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 1:09 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Alien @ Brattle Theater

When: August 7,[masked]:00 PM

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Psst! Heather! Can you make a chest burster alien Meez? Or a face-hugger alien Meez for our little mascot? ... because Nerd Fun is going to see the original Alien!

From the Brattle Theater website:

"Alien: (1979) dir Ridley Scott, w/ Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto, Veronica Cartwright, Ian Holm, John Hurt [117 min]

Price: $9.50 [ Tickets online: ]

"Ridley Scott?s immortal sci-fi/horror film is back on the big screen in a brand new 35mm print! Weaver plays Ripley, a member of a crew on a salvage mission to a planet where they find a huge alien spaceship ? and, unfortunately, one real-live (and real-deadly) alien. With the extraterrestrial star of this film now an almost ubiquitous part of sci-fi mythology, the original ALIEN serves to remind us why. Scott has acknowledged the influence of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on this film and it?s obvious, not only in the grand-guignol murders of the crew members, but also in the intense filmmaking, the immediate, realistic dialogue, and the nerve-wracking tension. Thirty years on and ALIEN has lost none of its power and influence. ALIEN is one of those remarkable films where everything just simply works. From the score to the acting to the set design and direction ? everything serves to draw us further into the story. Simply put, both one of the best horror films and best sci-fi films of all time.

" 'One of the great strengths of ALIEN is its pacing. It takes its time. It waits. It allows silences? It suggests the enormity of the crew's discovery by building up to it with small steps? Still vibrates with a dark and frightening intensity.' ? Roger Ebert"

Where to meet:

T.J. Maher usually goes to The Garage where people can drop in before the theater to gather. Got any other suggestions where people could just drop in for a quick bite before the film in Harvard Square? T.J. is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag, and a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag.

About the Brattle Theater:

"The Brattle shows the best in classic, cutting-edge, foreign, and art-house films. We also show first-run films and new releases of classic films, but our specialty is a repertory programming format consisting of films from a particular director, genre, or subject shown over the course of a week, or on the same weekday throughout the month. Visit our Series Archive to learn more about past repertory programs.

"Movies have been shown at the Brattle Theatre since 1953, when Bryant Haliday and Cyrus Harvey Jr. started things off with a screening of the German film, Der Hauptmann von K?penick (The Captain from K?penick). Haliday and Harvey later founded Janus Films for the purpose of distributing foreign films nationwide".


"The Brattle Theatre is located in Brattle Hall at 40 Brattle Street just one block from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line T stop. We are located between Eastern Mountain Sports and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. The theatre entrance is on the left side of the building - look for our sidewalk poster case".

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