Jazz on Film Screening: Space Is the Place

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

On the centennial of bandleader Sun Ra's birth and the 40th anniversary of this cult classic featuring the mythic jazz figure, the museum presents a special 35mm screening of the sci-fi musical. In Space Is the Place, Sun Ra (1914–1993) and his Intergalactic Myth-Science Arkestra land their yellow spaceship in Oakland, offer an alter-destiny, and battle the FBI, NASA and a supernatural pimp named the Overseer.

The film includes lively performances of such Arkestra favorites as "Watusi," "The Satellites Are Spinning" and "Outer Spaceways, Inc."



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$9 general admission; $7 MFAH members and seniors; $5 Film Buff members.
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