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Space Is the Place (1974)

 -  Sci-Fi | Music  -  November 1974 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Deloney ...
Candy
Sun Ra ...
Himself
Raymond Johnson ...
The Overseer (as Ray Johnson)
Erika Leder ...
Tania
Christopher Brooks ...
Jimmy Fey
La Shaa Stallings ...
Bertha
Sinthia Ayala ...
Chili Pepper
Clarence Brewer ...
Bernard
June Tyson ...
Arkestra member
Morgan Upton ...
Agent #2
Walter Burns ...
Agent #1
Tiny Parker ...
Tiny
Sam Bankhead ...
Sam
John Gilmore ...
Arkestra member
Marshall Allen ...
Arkestra member
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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 mplea 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. Written by Jim Newman <jnew@sirius.com>

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Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Arkestra: Space Is the Place  »

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Sun Ra wrote all of his own lines for the film. See more »

Quotes

[Drunk walks into Sun Ra's employment agency]
Drunk: My man, what's happenin?
Sun Ra: Everything is happenin.
Drunk: What is this... I mean what... where am I? Who is you?
Sun Ra: I am everything, and nuthin.
Drunk: Nuthin? Well you betta tell me about this nuthin stuff, cause, uh, I need a job. I... I don't know what to do.
Sun Ra: What have you been doin lately?
Drunk: Uh huh uh, nuthin, really, nuthin.
Sun Ra: How long have you been doing nuthin?
Drunk: Quite some time. Quite some time.
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A psychedelic, Afro-centric, free Jazz classic...
30 September 2004 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

A true underground classic. Witness: not-of-this-earth music, the funky righteousness of Ra, cinematic excellence and be prepared to alter your destiny. I'd heard good (and bad) things about this film, so my curiosity was peaked. Usually when very strong reactions are evoked of such diametric opposition, it can only mean one thing: Great Art. This movie is truly mind blowing. I can think of nowhere else, where one can obtain: Sci-Fi, Blaxplotation, Philosophy, Space Jazz, and dynamite costumes in one easy-to-swallow capsule. I highly recommend this to Sun Ra fans and those with an interest in fine Avant Garde films. Sun Ra is truly an enigma, and in excellent form in this movie. See him battle the devil across many dimensions and get ready for transmolecularization and isotope teleportation...


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