Featuring director John Sayles trademark humanity and an expressive performance from Joe Morton, The Brother from Another Planet is an observant, dryly comic sci-fi gem.

Filmmaker John Sayles’ first bonafide box-office success, Brother from Another Planet centres on a black escaped slave from a faraway planet (Joe Morton) who finds himself on the mean streets of Harlem. Though the locals are put off by the slave’s inability to speak, they are won over by his technical wizardry. He is adopted as a “brother” by his new friends, who protect him from pursuing white aliens played by director Sayles and David Strathairn.

This event is part of the BFI’s BLACK STAR season, taking place UK-wide, supported by Film Hub NI, part of the Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

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