SPACE IS THE PLACE SPECIAL SCREENING

To celebrate Sun Ra Arkestra's upcoming show in the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, we're putting on a special screening of the extraordinarily funky and psychedelic 1974 film Space is the Place starring the great Sun Ra himself.

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Screening
Fri 1 Jun 7:00 PM
Sun Ra--space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--land 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." He holds a myth-vs reality rap session with black inner-city youth at a rec center, threatening "to chain you up and take you with me, like they did you in Africa" if they resist his plea to go to outer space. He duels at cards with The Overseer, a satanic overlord, with the fate of the black race at stake. Ra wins the right to a world concert, which features great performance footage of the Arkestra. Agents sent by the Overseer attempt to assassinate Ra, but he vanishes, rescues his people, and departs in his spaceship from the exploding planet Earth.
Cast
Sun Ra, Barbara Deloney, Raymond Johnson
Director
John Coney
Classification
Not yet rated, 85 mins
Genre
Music, Sci-Fi
Running Time
85 minutes