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Film series

Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film

 
 
Apr 3—Apr 15, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Titled after the one and only film starring legendary mystic and jazz musician Sun Ra, this kaleidoscopic exploration of alternate and imagined black futures and pasts journeys through decades of science-fiction, genre-bending global cinema, unorthodox documentaries, and innovative music videos.

Featuring special appearances by Afrika Bambaataa, Greg Tate, Terence Nance, and more!

Curated by Ashley Clark


 

Limited edition Space is the Place: Afrofuturism on Film posters are available for purchase at the BAM Rose Cinemas concessions.



 
 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Beat This! A Hip Hop History
 

Afrika Bambaataa appears in person with this hugely entertaining hip-hop doc.

Fri, Apr 3, 2015
 
 
Film
Space Is the Place + Afronauts
 

Legendary jazz musician Sun Ra stars in the kaleidoscopic movie version of his concept album.

Apr 9—Apr 15, 2015
Director's Cut
 
 
Film
Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise
 

A rare, revealing documentary about jazz legend, mystic, and philosopher Sun Ra.

Thu, Apr 9, 2015
 
 
Film
Blade
 

Wesley Snipes is an ice-cool half-vampire, half-mortal in this gripping sci-fi-horror hybrid.

Fri, Apr 10, 2015
 
 
Film
The Brother From Another Planet
 

John Sayles’ sharp, sci-fi update on the runaway slave narrative set in 1980s New York.

Fri, Apr 10, 2015
 
 
Film
Ornette: Made in America
 

The great Shirley Clarke directed this invigorating portrait of jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman.

Sat, Apr 11, 2015
 
 
Film
Welcome II the Terrordome + Robots of Brixton
 

A ferocious dystopian nightmare influenced by African mythology, Spike Lee, and Public Enemy.

Sat, Apr 11, 2015
 
 
Film
Sankofa
 

A beautiful, disturbing Afrocentric interrogation of the past through a contemporary lens.

Sun, Apr 12, 2015
 
 
Film
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
 

This remarkable debut weaves a tapestry of home video and Afrofuturistic animation.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015
 
 
Film
Cosmic Slop
 

A provocative Twilight Zone-esque trilogy named after Afrofuturist pioneers Funkadelic’s 1973 album.

Mon, Apr 13, 2015
 
 
Film
The Last Angel of History
 

This experimental doc offers a primer on the aesthetics of contemporary Afrofuturism.

Tue, Apr 14, 2015
 
 
Film
Born In Flames
 

A dizzying feminist sci-fi doc set in NYC after a revolution has rendered all men equal.

Wed, Apr 15, 2015