FILM SCREENING/FUNDRAISER - Sun Ra's "Space Is the Place" (1974) THIS Sunday, January 30 @ the Icehouse, 412 Cross St, just off W. Maxwell 8pm, all ages welcome, donations accepted ($3 suggested)
A rare screening of Sun Ra?s exceedingly odd and wonderfully funny intergalactic blaxploitation/black power epic "Space Is The Place". Jon Pareles of the NY Times described the film thusly, "Black power and free jazz collided with the fashion sense of SUPERFLY. The PUTNEY SWOPE of jazz films." EYES AND ARMS OF SMOKE will play a short set to open the show. Expect different sounds (and a special guest or two) from EAS.
And, as it says above, this is a fundraiser. Financing the Arkestra's trip to Lexington has been a greater challenge than expected (believe me, I've been the
one trying to sort it out). All money contributed at the door will go directly
toward the Arkestra's expenses and guarantee. For more information, email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 536-5568.