November 23 – Brother from another planet


Joe Morton stars in John Sayles’ dramatic comedy, playing “The Brother,” an alien and escaped slave who, while fleeing “Another Planet,” crash-lands in New York.

Picked up as homeless, he is deposited in Harlem. The sweetnatured and honest Brother looks like any other black man, except that he is mute and his feet each have three large toes.

The Brother has telekinetic powers but, unable to speak, he struggles to express himself and adjust to his new surroundings. A satirical metaphor about immigration, racism and borders in the US.

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion led by Andy Willis, film lecturer and specialist.

Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged, students or OAPs.

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