IMAGE: Brother from Another Planet

Green Screen Film Series: Brother from Another Planet

Bring your friends to cult-classic sci-fi movie nights featuring otherworldly beings! Take a cue from Tom Friedman’s alienlike silvery sculpture, Looking Up, and explore the park at dusk before the films. Pack a picnic or purchase one on-site from épicerie at The Contemporary.

Gates open at 7:30P. Film at 8:45P. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door, pending availability.

This sly satire features a mute extraterrestrial visitor (Joe Morton) who resembles an African-American man—except for the three toes on each of his feet. An alien and escaped slave, who flees "Another Planet," crash-lands and hides in hip hop-era New York. Long before Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You, John Sayles’s prescient 1984 film used sci-fi tropes as a way to explore race relations here on Earth.

Directed by John Sayles, 1984, 108 minutes, R.

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Other Green Screen events:
The Fifth Element (Friday, July 19).
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