WEDNESDAY 11TH AUGUST

Regisseur John Coney

Cast Sun Ra

Lengte 1h25m

Jaar 1974

Taal English

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Space Is the Place is the first film of our sixth Zomeravond (Summer Evening), in theme of: Afro- and Sinofuturism. For the full summer programme, see kriterion.nl/zomer2021


A rewritten history of black America: Space is the Place is a cosmic journey in which Sun Ra (playing himself) plans to save African Americans by relocating them to another planet. 

Avant-garde jazz musician Sun Ra stars in the movie version of his concept album Space Is the Place. Not following a linear plot line, this experimental film is a bizarre combination of social commentary, blaxploitation, science fiction, and concert performance.

Sun Ra saves Oakland’s black youth by securing them aboard his spaceship as planet Earth explodes. What follows is a decisive game of cards against a tyrant and unforgettable musical performances from Sun Ra’s Akestra. A film known as the birth of modern Afrofuturism.

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