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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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One man's deluded vision of the plight of African Americans
9 April 1999 | by (Penn State University, PA) – See all my reviews

This movie was certainly made on a low budget, but I don't hold that against it-- many low budget flicks have turned out to both entertaining and successful. The main problem with this movie is that it stretches what amounts to a 20 minute plot into a "full lenth?!" picture. Also, the musical interludes are painful at best. The message is here, and the God Sun Ra (Who I might add is played by a fellow who actually thinks he is Sun Ra) makes for an interesting character. Lack of plot and depth of writing are what do this movie in. But hey, at least it's short!


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