The Power Plant

Sun Ra: Space is the Place (1974)

Thu Feb 16 2017

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

FREE Members / $12 Non-Members / Free Under 18
Click below, visit the Harbourfront Centre Box Office or call 416.973.4000 to purchase tickets.

Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queen's Quay West

Still from Space is the Place (1974).

Afrofuturism, the aesthetic used by Kapwani Kiwanga in her work, critiques the obstacles that people of colour face by retelling and revising stories of science fiction, fantasy and magic realism. As such, The Power Plant is pleased to present Sun Ra’s seminal afrofuturist film Space is the Place (1974). In the film, Sun Ra and his band The Arkestra find themselves on a new mysterious planet and then embark on a journey that involves time travel, musical performance and clashes with their adversary The Overseer. The film is in part based on Sun Ra’s lectures at the University of California, Berkley and is an integral piece of the Blaxploitation canon.