Space Is the Place

81 mins
7.6 / 10 (429)


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.

MUBI's take

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.

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