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Midnight Mayhem: The Brother From Another Planet

Midnight Mayhem: The Brother From Another Planet

Midnight Mayhem: The Brother From Another Planet

Dir. John Sayles
108 min

Saturday, September 7 at 10pm

About the film

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film with an intro from MSP Film Programmer and The Brother From Another Planet Assistant Director Craig Laurence Rice!

John Sayles’s comedy gives a smart, political edge to the oft-told “stranger in a strange land” sci-fi story with African-American actor Joe Morton as “The Brother”, an alien stranded in New York City. Chased by two white Men in Black, he must also negotiate a myriad of class and racial challenges.

The film’s connection between “alienness” and “blackness” resonated strongly with musician and performer Geo Wyeth (who released his first studio album, Alien Tapes): “I wish I had seen this as a teenager… If you have ever felt your own body permeating unseen dimensions or worlds, unreachable by language or logical perception, you will connect to this film.”

About Midnight Mayhem

Midnight Mayhem features films that play the best after dark. Presented in the fun community experience that they were always meant to be, hosted by Chaz Kangas with special surprises, giveaways, and more throughout the night.

Film Details

Program: Midnight Mayhem
Release Year: 1984
Runtime: 108 min
Country/Region: USA
Rating: R
Language: English
Print Source: IFC Films
Tags: Black Perspectives, Comedy, Science Fiction


Director: John Sayles
Producer: Peggy Rajski, Maggie Renzi
Cinematographer: Ernest R. Dickerson
Screenwriter: John Sayles
Editor: John Sayles
Composer: Martin Brody, Mason Daring
Principal Cast: Joe Morton


The Main 3

Saturday, September 7th