The Brother from Another Planet

The Brother from Another Planet

Directed by John Sayles • 1984 • United States
Starring Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Steve James

In John Sayles’s witty urban spin on the runaway-slave narrative, a mute extraterrestrial (Joe Morton, in a remarkably expressive performance) crash-lands in Harlem after a spaceship accident and finds himself on the run from two mysterious white hunters. Stylishly shot by Spike Lee collaborator Ernest Dickerson, THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET offers a thought-provoking spin on the use of the Black image in science fiction.

The Brother from Another Planet
  • The Brother from Another Planet

    Directed by John Sayles • 1984 • United States
    Starring Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Steve James

    In John Sayles’s witty urban spin on the runaway-slave narrative, a mute extraterrestrial (Joe Morton, in a remarkably expressive performance) crash-lands in Harlem after a spaceship accident and finds...