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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    John Sayles

  • Starring

    Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter

  • Certificate

    15

  • Run Time

    108 mins

  • Release Year

    1984

  • Country of Origin

    USA

  • Language

    English, Spanish

  • Format

    35mm

  • Director of Photography: Ernest R. Dickerson

  • Editor: John Sayles

  • Produced by: Peggy Rajski, Maggie Renzi

  • Music: Martin Brody, Mason Daring

  • Screenplay by: John Sayles

  • Production Designer: Nora Chavooshian

The Brother from Another Planet

Part of the Retrospective: The Future Is History Strand

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Revolving around a mute alien in the form of a black man who crash-lands in New York City, this allegorical science fiction from John Sayles is a rarely seen gem. Touching on social issues such as immigration, racism and drug abuse, and featuring an absolutely outstanding central performance from Joe Morton, The Brother from Another Planet shares much in common with Nicholas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), both films cleverly using the context of extraterrestrial life to reflect questions of isolation and identity in terrestrial society.

35mm preservation print courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive.



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