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Title Space is the place [videorecording] / North American Star System presents ; screenplay, Joshua Smith ; produced by James Newman ; directed by John Coney ; a North American Star System production.

Publication Info. San Francisco : Harte Recordings, [2014]


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    MJ SUNR SP S22DVD    Staff Reported Missing
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Edition 40th anniversary edition.
Description 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc (79 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (120 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm)
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System Details DVD.
Compact disc.
Language In English.
Cast Sun Ra, Ray Johnson, Christopher Brooks, Barbara Deloney, Erika Leder, John Bailey, Clarence Brewer, Walter Burns, Morgan Upton, Sinthia Ayala, La Shaa Stallings, Tiny Parker ; the Intergalactic Myth-Science Solar Arkestra (Sun Ra, June Tyson, John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, Danny Davis, Eloe Omoe, Larry Northington, Danny Thompson, Kwame Hadi, Lex Humphries, Ken Moshesh, Tommy Hunter).
Credits Camera, Seth Hill, Pat Riley ; sound, Robert Gravenor, David Macmillan, Arthur Rochester ; film editors, B. Progress, Frank Namei ; all music arranged, composed and conducted by Sun Ra.
Event Recorded 1972 October 19-20 audio disc
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Videodisc contains both original (65 min.) and uncut (82 min.) versions.
Accompanying compact disc contains the soundtrack to the film, recorded on October 19-20, 1972.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Jazz musician Sun Ra returns to Earth, after being reported lost after his last European tour, and focuses his concern on the fate of humanity and the rights of African Americans.
"The 40th anniversary edition of Space is the place contains both known versions of the film, a new producer commentary, copious notes from cast, crew, and Arkestra members, a CD of the soundtrack--including two previously unreleased tracks--and dozens of never-before-seen photographs"--Back cover.
Contents Uncut version (with optional audio commentary by producer Jim Newman; 82 min.) -- Original version (65 min.) -- Home movies (silent; 8 min.) (1971).
Soundtrack: It's after the end of the world (3:28) -- Under different stars (3:58) -- Discipline 33 (3:24) -- Watusa (7:14) -- Calling planet Earth (3:07) -- I am the alter-destiny (1:12) -- Satellites are spinning (2:35) -- Cosmic forces (3:11) -- Outer Spaceways Incorporated (3:03) -- We travel the spaceways (2:31) -- The overseer (3:08) -- Blackman/Love in outer space (16:55) -- Mysterious crystal (5:55) -- I am the brother of the wind (5:56) -- We'll wait for you (4:15) -- Space is the place (4:29) -- Jimmy Fey interviews Ra (2:05) -- Sonny Ray at nightclub (2:26).
Book: Space is still the place : foreword / by Wayne Coyen -- Introduction / by David Katznelson -- Some thoughts on space / by Jim Newman -- I shot Sun Ra / by Seth Hill -- Tales from "space" / by Tom Bullock -- The director's memoirs / by John Coney -- Excerpt from Music as fuel / by John Szwed -- The cosmic overseer / Robby Phillips interviews Ray Johnson -- A letter / from Sun Ra to Jim Newman -- Photographs from Space is the place -- Credits -- About the soundtrack.
Subject Sun Ra -- Drama.
African American jazz musicians -- Drama.
Race relations -- Drama.
Genre/Form Blaxploitation films.
Science fiction films.
Motion picture music.
Film soundtracks.
Added Author Sun Ra, composer, actor, arranger of music, conductor, instrumentalist.
Smith, Joshua (Screenwriter), screenwriter.
Newman, James, 1933- film producer.
Coney, John, film director.
Johnson, Ray (Actor), actor.
Brooks, Christopher (Christopher S.), actor.
Deloney, Barbara, actor.
Leder, Erika, actor.
Bailey, John, actor.
Brewer, Clarence, actor.
Burns, Walter, actor.
Upton, Morgan, 1930-1991, actor.
Ayala, Sinthia, actor.
Stallings, La Shaa, actor.
Parker, Tiny, actor.
Container of (work): Sun Ra. Space is the place (Motion picture music)
Intergalactic Myth-Science Solar Arkestra.
North American Star System, production company, presenter.
Harte Recordings, publisher.
ISBN 9786315931314
Standard No. 824247030022
Music No. 110 Harte Recordings
HTE110 Harte Recordings

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