Alien, 1979. Image courtesy of Photofest.

(1979, directed by Ridley Scott, 124 mins., R)

Here is science fiction at its best: an old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert filmmaking craft. With Sigourney Weaver as one of the toughest characters in movie history, staring down one of the scariest movie monsters in movie history, Alien is intelligent, stylish, and wildly frightening.

Alien is screening as part of The National Bank of Indianapolis 2012 Summer Nights Film Series.

Alien Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN