SPACE IS THE PLACE

1974, USA

John Coney

Referenced as the first Afrofuturist film, SPACE IS THE PLACE was written and portrayed by Sun Ra. This space-age prophet, pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader lands his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and proclaims himself "the alter-destiny." With an incredible costume and set design, SPACE IS THE PLACE is an experimental homage to the Black culture and an alternative to the Blaxploitation films that came out at the same period of time.

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Section: Retrospective
Country: USA
Director: John Coney
Language: englische OmU
Running time: 85min

»MUSICAL SPACESHIP«

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Screenings

Date
Time
Location
25.05.2022
4.15 PM
Leokino 2
MUSICAL SPACESHIP (RETROSPEKTIVE/RETROSPECTIVE)