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.