The visionary writer-director behind such films as Passion Fish, Lone Star and Sunshine State, OscarĀ(r) nominee* John Sayles has been at the forefront of independent cinema for more than twenty years. In this "vastly amusing, offbeat fantasy" (Variety), Sayles takes "a fresh look at our society" (Los Angeles Times) through the eyes of a black extraterrestrial (Joe Morton) who crash-lands on Earthin Harlemand is taken in by the regulars of a local bar. The alien changes everyone he meets on his "original and eye-opening" (The Hollywood Reporter) 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? *1996: Original Screenplay, Lone Star; 1992: Original Screenplay, Passion Fish
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