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Surely the most bizarre example of African Americans and science fiction is
"Space Is the Place" (1974), starring the Sun Ra, the black bandleader who
was, to say the least, unique.

      krin

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my favorite is a film about black sci fi, and electronic music. it's by
john akomfrah, and is called Last Angel of History. a fabulous, brilliant
creative-docu film
ken harrow

At 12:16 PM 2/6/2006, you wrote:
>The Brother From Another Planet, directed by John Sayles.
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>Can anyone think of anything additional? I came up with the following for
>him: Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983) The Gifted (Audrey King Lewis,
>1993) Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (William Crain, 1976) The Carrier (Nathan J.
>White, 1988) Romero's Dead trilogy Meschach Taylor and Chuck Berry's
>cameos in _Explorers_ (Joe Dante, 1985) Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)
>Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla, 1993) Daybreak with Omar Epps & Moira
>Kelly Welcome II the Terrordome *batteries not included <<Scott, I'm
>working on a documentary film with a friend of mine about black science
>fiction. You have a handle on obscure films, and you might be able to help
>in some form. Mostly, I'm in search of sci-fi related films that are
>related to black issues or characterization. I'd be grateful if you had
>some books or sites for reference as well. I have a majority of typically
>known blaxploitation and some other stuff that is easily attainable, again
>any help would be appreciated. thanx in advance.>>
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