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Sun Ra's Space is the Place

July 26, 2017
9:30 pm
Roxie Theater

Brand new digital restoration from original 35mm elements! Producer Jim Newman in person! Don't miss Sun Ra's sci-fi, blaxploitation, free jazz epic! In SPACE IS THE PLACE, space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader Sun Ra 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 duels at cards with The Overseer, a satanic overlord, with the fate of the black race at stake. Ra wins the right to a world concert, which features great performance footage of the Arkestra. As the Arkestra tours America, landing in San Francisco on August 6th, producer Jim Newman has created a brand-new digital restoration to ensure that future generations get to experience the majesty of this brilliantly cosmic, surreal 1974 classic. 85m/USA/DCP FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS

Roxie Theater

3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA
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