Franklin: Record - The Brother from another planet [videorecording] / Anarchists' Convention Inc. and IFC Films ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles.

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The Brother from another planet [videorecording] / Anarchists' Convention Inc. and IFC Films ; produced by Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles.

Edition:
Widescreen format.
Publication:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, c2003.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
City and town life -- Drama.
Inner city -- Drama.
African Americans in motion pictures.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Language:
In English with optional English and Spanish subtitles.
System details:
: DVD; Dolby Digital
Summary:
"In this vastly amusing, offbeat fantasy, Sayles takes a fresh look at our society through the eyes of a black extraterrestrial (Joe Morton) 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?"
Participant:
Joe Morton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ren Woods, Steve James, Maggie Renzi.
Credits:
Director of photography, Ernest R. Dickerson ; music, Mason Daring.
Notes:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features include audio commentary by John Sayles, featurette with John Sayles and Maggie Renzi, Casa de los babys trailer.
Contributor:
Sayles, John, 1950- , Director, Screenwriter
Renzi, Maggie. , Producer
Morton, Joe, 1947- , Actor
Bridgewater, Dee Dee. , Actor
Woods, Ren. , Actor
Daring, Mason. , Composer
Anarchists' Convention, Inc. , Producer
IFC Films. , Producer
MGM Home Entertainment Inc. , Distributor
ISBN:
0792858107
Publisher no.:
027616886460
1004605 MGM Home Entertainment