2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, 23221
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 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.
Directed by John Coney
Stars Barbara Deloney, Sun Ra and Raymond Johnson
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