Our first film of the new cinema season is the 80’s sci-fi action classic, ‘Aliens’. A Big-budget, special effects movie with swiftly paced action and a distinct feminist subtext. From writer/director James Cameron turned what should have been a by-the-numbers sci-fi sequel into both a blockbuster and a seven-time Oscar nominee. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ellen Ripley to the planet where her crew and spaceship were attacked by a vicious, virtually unbeatable alien life form. This time she is accompanied by a crew of space marines.
Loren Slater (Co-Director at Signal Film and Media) says “It’s a sad fact that women are totally underrepresented in film, in front of, and especially behind, the camera. This means the stories and inspiring role models we see on screen are mostly from a much narrower viewpoint than they could be. We want to celebrate and share the fantastic and important films made by and starring women and this season is just the start of it!”
The screening will take place on Thursday the 15th of September at 7:30pm.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary since the release of Aliens, admission to the event will be free and you can expect other special extras to go along with the event.
-Pitch Perfect (2012), 21st September at 6pm.
-Mustang (2015), 29th September at 7:30pm.
These films were carefully chosen by our Signal Cinema committee members, with great consideration for the taste and interests of the local people living in Barrow.
For those looking to get involved with the Signal Cinema Committee, or if you have any film suggestions please email us at:
There are some great organisations out there campaigning to highlight this issue of gender imbalance in film – please visit: