Post-screening Q&A with guest of honor Joe Morton!
FROM ANOTHER PLANET (1984): "The Brother" (Joe Morton) is a mute alien
and escaped slave on the run from his home planet. After he lands in New
York City, he tries to adapt to life on the streets of Harlem. As he
tries to blend in with this new culture, he finds an apartment and
gradually makes friends. Meanwhile, he is pursued by two white agents
from his home world, who are intent on returning him there. Written and
directed by John Sayles.
35mm preservation print courtesy of the UCLA
Film & Television Archive.
Emmy Award- and NAACP Image Award-winning film, television, and stage
veteran Joe Morton is best known for his dynamic role as Rowan Pope on
the ABC series "Scandal." Morton is also widely recognized for playing
the title character in John Sayles' film THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER
PLANET and the ill-fated scientist Miles Dyson in TERMINATOR 2:
JUDGMENT DAY. His other film credits include AMERICAN GANGSTER, WHAT
LIES BENEATH, BLUES BROTHERS 2000, and THE ASTRONAUT’S WIFE, among many
others. Morton is also a huge proponent of diversity in Hollywood and
uses his platform to express the need for more contemporary non-white
roles in television and film.
No passes accepted for this special event.
The Portland Black Film Festival is made possible through the generous
support of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.