Space Is the Place
Director: John Coney Run Time: 82 min. Release Year: 1974
Starring: Christopher Brooks, June Tyson, Marshall Allen, Raymond Johnson, Sun Ra
Screenwriters: Sun Ra, Joshua Smith
Producer: Jim Newman
Co-Presented with Vidiots Community Partner Monkeypaw Productions
Join us as community programming partner Monkeypaw Productions kick off its series Afro-Futurism in Cinema with this screening of Space Is the Place.
Avant-jazz mystic Sun Ra brought his pioneering Afrofuturist vision to the screen with this film version of his concept album. It’s a wild, kaleidoscopic whirl of science fiction, sharp social commentary, goofy pseudo-blaxploitation stylistics, and thrilling concert performance, in which the pharaonic Ra and his Arkestra lead an intergalactic movement to resettle the Black race on their utopian space colony.