“District 9” director Neill Blomkamp caused an online stir recently when he tweeted concept art for a new “Alien” film, one bringing back Ripley herself, Sigourney Weaver. His remarks were rather coy, but a little over a month later news broke that he will, indeed, be helming the next “Alien” project.
This is intriguing news, especially since some face-hugger fans were not satisfied by Ridley Scott’s “Alien”-referencing “Prometheus.” It is hard to say how satisfying this next chapter in the Ripley saga will be, but topping Scott’s original “Alien” and James Cameron’s full-throttle “Aliens” will not be easy.
You can contemplate those prospects while experiencing “Aliens” at Amherst’s Screening Room at 7:30 p.m. March 13, 14, 15, and 17. Note that the acclaimed film “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” continues its run with screenings at 7:30 p.m. through March 12.
For the full Screening Room schedule, visit screeningroomboutiquecinemas.com.
Squeaky Wheel is back in full swing at its new home at 617 Main St., and offers the next installment of the Reel Queer Film Series on March 12. “Club King,” a documentary highlighting LGBT nightlife impresario Mario Diaz, will screen at 7 p.m. Filmmaker Jon Bush will appear via Skype for a post-screening Q-and-A. For more information, visit squeaky.org.
Bob Fosse’s dark musical masterpiece “All That Jazz” is this week’s Buffalo Film Seminars selection. Featuring a never-better Roy Scheider, “Jazz” screens at 7 p.m. March 10 in the Dipson Amherst Theatre. For more information and the full schedule, visit dipsontheatres.com or hcsac.buffalo.edu/bfs.html.
Lastly, the North Park Theatre’s Family Matinee Series continues with an Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature, “Song of the Sea.” This sweet, moving gem from Ireland about a special little girl, her brother and father is set for 11:30 a.m. on March 14 and 15. Visit northparktheatre.com.