Monday, 8 June 2009

Space Is the Place

Director: John Coney
Genre: Sci-fi
Language: English
Year of release: 1974

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 vblack 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.

Basically Sun Ra fights Satan. Satan drives around in his luxurious car around and plays cards with Sun Ra. Sun Ra flies around with his spaceship and destroys the evils of Satan with music.




Charles D. Ward 9 June 2009 at 22:16  

Take that Satan!!
Never liked the guy.

Anonymous,  25 May 2012 at 15:11  

A Blaxpoitation MasterPiece! Sun Ra A Man Well ahead Of His time! He Will Be Back To Pick Up His Beleivers! If You Haven't Seen This Check It Out!! Great Concept and Very interesting Ideas! Who will Be on Sun Ras Ship To Andromeda!?? Is He our Only Hope!? If Only Sun Ra Had Met Captain Bruce Cathie (The Harmonic Code,Pulse of The Universe, Harmonic 33)

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