Space is the Place: Sun Ra

Space is the Place: Sun Ra
Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Free – no need to book

Space Is the Place is an Afrofuturist science fiction film made in 1972. It was directed by John Coney, written by Sun Ra and Joshua Smith, and features Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

Sun Ra was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his experimental music, “cosmic” philosophy, prolific output, and theatrical performances.

The influence of Sun Ra can be seen throughout many aspects of black music. He grounded his practice of Afrofuturism in a musical tradition of performing blackness that remains relevant today.

Space is the Place will be introduced by film academics, who will focus on the films connection to the representation of race and identity.

Manchester Museum M13 9PL