Thursday Nights at the Anderson: Film Screening: Space is the Place

This is an Archive of a Past Event

Science fiction, blaxploitation, cosmic free-jazz and radical race politics combine when musician, Sun Ra returns to earth in his music-powered space ship to battle for the future of the black race and offer an ‘alter-destiny’ to those who would join him. Intentionally created as an homage to the low-budget science fiction films of the 50’s and 60’s, Space Is The Place became a visual embodiment of Sun Ra’s Afro-Egyptian myth of salvation in outer space. The film is based on a course Sun Ra taught at UC Berkeley in 1971, titled “The Black Man is in the Cosmos.”

Screening in conjunction with the symposium Refracting Abstraction taking place at the museum Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28.