Artist's Pick Film Series: The Brother from Another Planet

December 5, 2013
Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd.

This film series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks, a survey spanning the last fourteen years of the artist's career and including more than 30 of his artworks. The three independent films were selected by Rashid Johnson himself, variously informing his artistic practice, his exploration of themes of race and identity, and his interest in Afrofuturism.

Join us for the final night of the series, featuring a screening of The Brother from Another Planet (1984), written and directed by John Sayles.

This dramatic comedy features an extraterrestrial escaped slave who falls to Earth. Outwardly appearing like an ordinary African-American man, he eventually integrates in Harlem while trying to evade white bounty hunters from his home planet.