...sights and sounds from other worlds
Feature Length Films
Sun Ra: Brother From Another Planet
Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise
A 60-minute portrait of visionary artist Sun Ra and his avant-garde jazz Arkestra filmed in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. in 1978 and 1980.
Sun Ra's Space is the Place (1974)
The liner notes for this film contain 3 short essays on Sun Ra which I will eventually transcribe. In the meantime, here is the blurb from the back of the DVD:
Sci-fi, blaxploitation, cosmic free jazz and radical race politics combine when Sun Ra returns to Earth in his music-powered space ship to battle for the future of the black race. 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 special effects, outrageous plot line and apocalyptic message to harmonize with the otherworldly score and live performance by one of the most innovative groups in jazz history. The 1974 cult classic is presented in its original uncut form.