Space is the Place

1st Thursday 
Space is the Place
Directed by John Coney

Thursday, February 2, 6 pm

Free with Admission

Space is the Place illuminates Ra’s work. For him outer space wasn’t just a gimmick or a convenient source of song titles. It was a zone where racism was inoperative.”—Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Avant-jazz mystic Sun Ra brought his pioneering Afrofuturist vision to the screen with this film version of his concept album. It’s a wild, kaleidoscopic whirl of science fiction, sharp social commentary, and thrilling concert performance, in which the pharaonic Ra and his Arkestra lead an intergalactic movement to resettle the Black race on their utopian space colony. 1974, U.S., DCP, 85 minutes. Recommended for 12+.