|Lizzie Borden's Born In Flames (1983)|
Space Is The Place (1974)
Written by Sun Ra & Joshua Smith
Directed by John Coney
Description: Sun Ra, space-age prophet lands his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and proclaims himself "the alter-destiny." He holds a myth-vs reality rap session with Black inner-city youth at a rec center, threatening them if they resist his plea to go to outer space. He duels with The Overseer, a satanic overlord with the fate of the black race at stake. Agents sent by the Overseer attempt to assassinate Ra, but he vanishes, rescues his people, and departs in his spaceship from the planet Earth.
Born In Flames (1983)
Written & Directed by Lizzie Borden
Description: Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a movement in which a socialist government gains power, presents a dystopia where the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - shine a spotlight on the on-going issues that persist. In New York City, a group of women mobilize and take the revolution farther than any man - and many women - ever imagined in their lifetimes.
The Brother From Another Planet (1984)
Written & Directed by John Sayles
Description: A mute alien with the appearance of a black male human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.
Written & Directed by Haile Germina
Description: A model (Oyafunmike Ogunlano) on a photo shoot in Ghana encounters an old mystic (Kofi Ghanaba) who transports her into the past, where she becomes a slave.
*Film info and descriptions from imdb.com and special reference thanks to Ashley Clark, curator of the Inside Afrofuturism film screening in 2014 from "Inside Afrofuturism: This movement is not for co-opting" on Media Diversified