Space Travel: Sun Ra: Space is the Place (1974)
Sun Ra is reported lost since his European tour in June 1969, but actually has landed on a new planet with his space-faring crew The Arkestra. He decides to settle the planet with African Americans by transporting them away from earth with the power of musical sound waves. To complete this quest Sun Ra must first travel back in time, to the 1943 Chicago strip club where he once played piano, and beat The Overseer in a card game for the fate of the Black race. (85 min.)
Sci-Fi Summer After-Dark is part of a series of classic and international features designed for sci-fi fans, presented free throughout the summer, coinciding with the exhibition Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. Some of these are movies that George Lucas has cited as being his favorites, others are examples of the vast variety of pre-Star Wars fantasy, science fiction and adventure that fired the imaginations of young audiences in the 1950s and earlier. Raised on the infinite possibilities of movies, this was a generation ready to embrace Lucas’s vision. Each feature film will be preceded by one chapter from the three original Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s.
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