Rochester, N.Y., July 14, 2009—The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House will celebrate the anniversaries of two iconic films by screening their director’s cuts — Alien: The Director’s Cut takes the screen at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, marking its 30th anniversary, while Woodstock: The Director’s Cut screens at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, celebrating its 40th anniversary. These versions feature footage not seen during original release.
8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14
ALIEN: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT (Ridley Scott, US 1979, 116 min.) celebrates is 30th anniversary, with a screening of a new 35mm print. Sigourney Weaver proves herself a courageous she-warrior as her working-class spaceship crew steadily fall prey to a terrifyingly unpredictable creature in Scott’s futuristic spin on the haunted house film and the first in a hugely successful franchise series. This recently re-edited version contains footage not shown during the initial release.
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16
WOODSTOCK: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT (Michael Wadleigh, US 1970, 228 min.). On the 40th anniversary of the legendary weekend, relive the communal experience that was Woodstock, the most famous outdoor rock festival ever held. See and hear Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and many more. The 1970 Oscar®-winner is shown here in a version that restores more than 40 minutes of performance footage (including Janis Joplin!) not seen on its original release, and newly remixed in digital stereophonic sound.
Admission to each screening is $7 general admission and $5 members and students. Complete listings and information can be found at dryden.eastmanhouse.org. The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House is located at 900 East Ave., Rochester.
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