Space is the Place

Screening on Film
Directed by John Coney.
With Sun Ra, Raymond Johnson, Barbara Deloney.
US, 1974, 35mm, color, 85 min.

Rarely screened today, Space is the Place is a cosmic journey in which philosopher/musician Sun Ra and his Arkestra, in their quest as space explorers, attempt to settle a new planet with African Americans, tempting them away from oppressive Earth with the music of the Arkestra. An Afro-Futuristic, psychedelic blend of intergalactic card games, time travel and spaceships, Sun Ra imagines outer space as a utopian zone free of racism where everyone is free to create their own future, or “alter-destiny.”

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