The Brother From Another Planet

Director:   John Sayles
Year:   1984
Language:   English with some dialogue in Spanish
Time:   108 minutes

The immigration theme is given a sci-fi twist as a space traveler falls to earth in New York harbor, visits Ellis Island and moves on to try to make sense of Manhattan. His attempt to come to terms with this brave new world is complicated by intergalactic bounty hunters who are hot on his trail.

Rated R for language, some drug content and brief nudity.

Post-film discussion led by Mary Stanley.


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