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Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic celebrates its 40th anniversary. The story of the Nostromo crew’s dispatch to a distant and deserted planet, the film is remarkable for a number of reasons, not least the central character of Ripley (Weaver). Originally conceived as a male protagonist, Weaver makes Ripley her own, proving as resourceful and tenacious as the alien life form she must combat.

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Following the 13:00 screening on Sun 10 Mar there will be a free and informal post-screening discussion on Women in Sci-fi led by Dr Amy C. Chambers, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.