Film

The Brother From Another Planet

 
 
Sun, Mar 30, 2014
  • 9:30PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 104min
RATED: R
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $10 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
+  Q&A with John Sayles and Joe Morton
 
 
 
 
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Directed by John Sayles | 1987

With Joe Morton, Steve James, Bill Cobbs, Daryl Edwards, Tom Wright, Maggie Renzi

“There are individual moments here worthy of a Keaton, and there are times when Joe Morton's unblinking passivity in the midst of chaos really does remind us of Buster.”
—Roger Ebert

An alien and escaped slave flees Another Planet and crash-lands in Manhattan harbor. Resembling an African-American man, save his big hairy feet and psionic powers, the mute Brother struggles to adapt to his new surroundings while staying out of sight of the two white Men in Black hunting him—and getting by thanks to the sweet nature of the Harlem community that comes to his aid. Featuring a breakout performance by Joe Morton, John Sayles’ allegory about the immigrant experience and assimilation celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has been selected as a New Black Classic by New Voices in Black Cinema.

Talks 
Q&A 
 

with John Sayles and Joe Morton

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director John Sayles and star Joe Morton moderated by Black Filmmaker Foundation president Warrington Hudlin.

 
 
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