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The Resource The brother from another planet, IFC Films ; a film by John Sayles ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles, (videorecording)

The brother from another planet, IFC Films ; a film by John Sayles ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles, (videorecording)

Label
The brother from another planet
Title
The brother from another planet
Statement of responsibility
IFC Films ; a film by John Sayles ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Sayles takes a fresh look at our society through the eyes of a black extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth -- in Harlem -- and is taken in by the regulars of a local bar. The alien changes everyone he meets on his original and eye-opening journey through the streets of urban America. But can his message of brotherly love resonate with the intergalactic bounty hunters trying to track him down?
Cataloging source
EZK
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Ernest R. Dickerson ; production designer, Nora Chavooshian ; music, Mason Daring
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language, some drug content and brief nudity
Language note
  • Dialogue in English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B84 2003
PerformerNote
Joe Morton (The Brother), Maggie Renzi (Noreen), Ren Woods (Bernice), Steve James (Odell), Leonard Jackson (Smokey), Bill Cobbs (Walter), Tom Wright (Sam), John Sayles (Man In Black), David Strathairn (Man In Black), Fisher Stevens (Card trickster)
Runtime
110
Technique
live action
Label
The brother from another planet, IFC Films ; a film by John Sayles ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1984
  • Special features: audio commentary by John Sayles, featurette with John Sayles and Maggie Renzi, Casa de los Babys trailer
  • ""The Brother from Another Planet" (1984) has been preserved by Anarchists' Convention in collaboration with UCLA Film and Television Archive" --Opening frames
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm53129734
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.)
Isbn
9780792858102
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616886460
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1004605
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)53129734
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation enhanced for widescreen 16:9 televisions ; Dolby digital ; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The brother from another planet, IFC Films ; a film by John Sayles ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1984
  • Special features: audio commentary by John Sayles, featurette with John Sayles and Maggie Renzi, Casa de los Babys trailer
  • ""The Brother from Another Planet" (1984) has been preserved by Anarchists' Convention in collaboration with UCLA Film and Television Archive" --Opening frames
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm53129734
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.)
Isbn
9780792858102
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616886460
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1004605
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)53129734
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation enhanced for widescreen 16:9 televisions ; Dolby digital ; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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