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Space Is The Place (1974)
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Space Is The Place (1974) 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.

Title: Space Is The Place
Release Date: November , 1974
Runtime: 85 mins
Genre: Sci-Fi
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Music
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Buried.com Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: R

John Coney

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
Danny Davis ...Arkestra member
Eloe Omoe ...Arkestra member
Kwame Hadi ...Arkestra member
Larry Northington ...Arkestra member
Danny Thompson ...Arkestra member
Tommy Hunter ...Arkestra member
Ken Moshesh ...Arkestra member
Lex Humphries ...Arkestra member
Jack Baker ...Bubbles

Jim Newman

Sun Ra
Joshua Smith

Sun Ra

Movie Quote(s):
  • [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. Sun Ra: You must be an expert at it. Drunk: Got my B.A., ya see. Sun Ra: We'll hire you to do that. Drunk: How much I get paid, man? Sun Ra: Nuthin. Drunk: Nuthin? NUTHIN? I got to have sumthin so I can get me anotha botty. I can't go for that shit!
Movie Trivia:
  • According to director 'John Coney (I)', the film utilized a sound stage that was controlled by 'Artie Mitchell' and 'Jim Mitchell (IV)', who were concurrently filming Behind the Green Door (1972). The production teams from both films shared the sound stage expenses, as well as the sound stage itself: the riser on which the Arkestra performed was also used by the Mitchell Bros. for "other purposes."
  • Sun Ra wrote all of his own lines for the film.
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