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Space Is the Place (1974)

R
85 min | Sci-Fi, Music

Sun Ra--space-age prophet, pharoanic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--lands his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and ...See moreSun Ra--space-age prophet, pharoanic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--lands 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 black 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. Written by Jim Newman See less
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Barbara Pokras (as Barbara Progress)
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Updated Nov 30, 1974

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Nov 1974 (United States)

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Sun Ra
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Raymond Johnson
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Christopher Brooks
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Sinthia Ayala
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Clarence Brewer
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June Tyson
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Morgan Upton
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Walter Burns
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John Gilmore
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Marshall Allen
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Danny Davis
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Eloe Omoe
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Kwame Hadi
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Larry Northington
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Danny Thompson
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Tommy Hunter
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Ken Moshesh
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Lex Humphries
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Jack Baker
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6.6 / 10 | 808 votes