Alien Highway: UFO Documentary Makes World Premiere in Long Beach
2012-08-02 · By Editor
The Found Theatre of Long Beach is proud to present the world premiere of the Area 51 documentary “Alien Highway,” a film about UFOs and those who believe in them. Filmmaker Mike Brown will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.
In the 1990s, tales of recovered, crashed flying saucers began to emerge from a phantom air base in a remote corner of Nevada’s atomic test range, and the terms “Area 51,” “Dreamland” and “Groom Lake” sparked the imaginations of UFO researchers and conspiracy theorists, bringing hordes of UFO buffs to the tiny desert hamlet of Rachel, on the border of Area 51, where the town’s only bar, the Little A’Le’Inn, hosted gatherings of true believers and the curious to trade stories, whisper secrets and watch the skies.
Ride along with the filmmakers and UFO buffs Roger Mexico and Mike Brown on their surrealistic adventures on the Extraterrestrial Highway, as they encounter abductees, contactees, government whistleblowers, an ambassador from another star system, come face-to-face with the dreaded Cammo Dudes and have a bizarre close encounter of their own.
Filmed over several years, “Alien Highway” not only looks at the UFO phenomenon from the unique, experiential perspective of UFO buffs themselves, but chronicles the history of the most legendary UFO hotspot of its time.
Mike Brown operates Back of the Mind Productions, a video production company in Costa Mesa, is a playwright and stage director and actor, as well as a member of the OrangeCounty chapter of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). Roger Mexico is an artist and journalist currently living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Robert Fowler was formerly on the staff of “60 Minutes” and directed the feature film “Below the Belt.”
Alien Highway premieres on Saturday, August 11, 8 p.m. at The Found Theatre, 599 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach. Tickets cost $10. For information or reservations call (562) 433-3363 or visit http://www.foundtheatre.org.
The Found Theatre has been producing unique, original live theater in Long Beach since 1974. Proceeds from the screening of “Alien Highway” benefit the Found Theatre’s documentary project, “Patron Saint of Sideshow,” about its founder, Cynthia Galles.