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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.
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.