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Brother from another planet

Author: Peggy RajskiMaggie RenziJohn SaylesJoe MortonDaryl EdwardsAll authors
Publisher: Canada : Distributed by Guillotine Films, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic, and able to fix things, he resembles a black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the Brother's home planet arrive and try to capture him.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Science fiction
Drama
Fiction films
Science fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Rajski; Maggie Renzi; John Sayles; Joe Morton; Daryl Edwards; Rosanna Carter; Ernest R Dickerson; Mason Daring; Cinecom International Films.; Guillotine films.
ISBN: 0792858107 9780792858102
OCLC Number: 856903676
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Credits: Director of photography, Ernest R. Dickerson ; music, Mason Daring.
Cast: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital.
Other Titles: Brother from another planet (Motion picture : 1984)
Responsibility: Cinecom International Films ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed & edited by John Sayles.

Abstract:

The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic, and able to fix things, he resembles a black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the Brother's home planet arrive and try to capture him.

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