Sun Ra and his Solar Myth Arkestra return to Earth after several years in space. Ra proclaims himself to be “the alter-destiny” and sets out to enact his plan to use music as salvation for the black community—even battling with the devil himself to save black people from oppression.
Merging Blaxploitation and B-movie science fiction flourishes with the mystic luminosity of intergalactic free jazz legend Sun Ra, this Afrofuturist cult classic unfolds like a fever dream. Beyond the sublime frequencies lies astute social commentary of the chess-game fate of Black inner-city youth.
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan
Kinji Fukasaku, 2000, Japan
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979, Soviet Union
Bong Joon Ho, 2006, South Korea
Terry Gilliam, 1985, United Kingdom
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986, Sweden
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972, Soviet Union
William Klein, 1968, France