UU Movie Night – March 25, 6:30 pm

“Aliens” will be shown in the Fellowship Hall beginning approximately 6:30 p.m. Be sure to bring your own drinks and cushions. There will be a short break during the film due to its running length of nearly 2 ½ hours. 

“Aliens” is a 1986 science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron. It is the sequel to the 1979 science fiction horror film ”Alien”, and the second film in the Alien franchise. The film is set in the far future, Sigourney Weaver stars as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of an alien attack on her ship. When communications are lost with a human colony on the moon where her crew first saw the alien creatures, Ripley agrees to return to the site with a unit of Colonial Marines to investigate. Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, and Carrie Henn feature in supporting roles.
Despite the success of ”Alien”, its sequel took years to develop due to lawsuits, a lack of enthusiasm from 20th Century Fox, and repeated changes in management. Although relatively inexperienced, Cameron was hired to write a story for ”Aliens” in 1983 on the strength of his scripts for ”The Terminator:”(1984) and ”Rambo: First Blood Part II ”(1985). The project stalled again until new Fox executive Lawrence Gordon pursued a sequel. On an approximately $18.5 million budget, Aliens began principal photography in September 1985 and concluded in January 1986. Like its development, filming was tumultuous and rife with conflicts between Cameron and the British crew at Pinewood Studios.