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The Brother From Another Planet (15)

Alien Nation

Wed 30 Nov 2016






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The Brother From Another Planet (15)

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Alien Nation  

Fabian’s Film presents a season of eight films exploring five subcultural themes: age, class, race, gender and disability. Though each film illustrates themes considered specific to a certain group, their narratives pinpoint the connections to issues which, as a society we can all identify.

The Brother From Another Planet

+ Q&A With Director John Sayles

Dir. John Sayles, USA, 104 mins, 1984. 

In this whimsical, nuanced sci-fi fantasy, director John Sayles takes a fresh look out our society through the eyes of an escaped slave from outer space who crash lands in Harlem and is taken in by the regulars of a local bar. Mute, but with incredible intuitive ability (and some useful low-budget extra terrestrial skills), the Alien gradually begins to assimilate to this strange new world, while changing everyone he meets on his journey through 1980s America.

Shot on a shoe-string budget over four weeks Sayles’ third film is a landmark, stretching the generic boundaries of American Independent filmmaking

Post-screening Q&A

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director, John Sayles.

Showing Times

  • Wed 30 Nov: 7.30pm

Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix



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