Visionary musician, poet, philosopher, scientist, etc. Sun Ra is featured in two films.
Space Is The Place
is part blacksploitation, part sci-fi, part art film, part music video. Taking place in Oakland in 1975, the movie follows Sun Ra’s fight for the fate of humanity against a cosmic evil pimp called the Overseer. Sometimes goofy, sometimes beautiful and always profound – one of Mississippi records favorite films of all time.
A Joyful Noise
is a French documentary about Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra. It documents Sun Ra and his band in the tombs of Egypt, the rooftops of Philadelphia, the neighborhood store they run and other locales. Features beautiful musical performances, stunning costumes and thoughtful interviews. The best documentary about Sun Ra.
MISSISSIPPI RECORDS MUSIC & FILM SERIES
is a new monthly series of events curated by Mississippi Records. Events include film showings, live music and lectures featuring artists close to the heart of Portland’s Mississippi Records label and shop. Artists and collaborators featured include Sun Ra, Philip Cohran, Harry Smith, Les Blank, Michael Hurley, the Academy Film Archive, and many many more.