Composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn, Sun Ra led his "Intergalactic Arkestra" of 30+ musicians in a career that ranged from boogie-woogie and swing to be-bop, free jazz, fusion, and New Age music.
Hailed as "the missing link between Duke Ellington and Public Enemy" (Rolling Stone), this film reveals the philosophy, and musical growth of one of the twentieth century's greatest avant-garde musicians. Rather than a biography with reams of archive, this doc is set in the present 1978-80 across Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
Voice-over free and full of intimate wild performances - scattered amidst Sun Ra's otherworldly philosophy - it places him firmly as the frontrunner of Afrofuturism.
Transferred to HD from the original 16mm film and lovingly restored for the best possible viewing experience!