Join CPE for the first installment of our summer film series.
Wednesday, July 26, at 7pm
Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia St., San Francisco
Directed by John Sayles (1984)
A comic meditation on slavery and fugitivity, migration, racism, and life under capitalism, John Sayles’ The Brother from Another Planet follows an alien (played by Joe Morton) who escapes from his planet only to land in 1980s Harlem. Pursued by two intergalactic immigration agents attempting to return him to captivity, The Brother, evades capture while interacting with neighborhood residents and learning about his new environment.
A classic of Afrofuturism, The Brother from Another Planet is a must see for anyone who is interested in race, class, migration, urbanism and solidarity. We encourage you to take a break from your daily grind and come watch this funny, smart, and affecting film.
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