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When an African-American alien fetches up in Harlem, the locals are initially wary of his inability to speak and general strangeness, but they're soon won over by his technical wizardry and adopt him as one of their own. But can they help protect him from the bounty hunters who are pursuing him? Making the most of its limited budget, The Brother from Another Planet is a wry and likeable movie about race and the value of community from director John Sayles - a hugely respected figure in American independent cinema.
A group of pensioners start to feel energetic after swimming in a pool - but what is the secret of the water?
11–16 years 112 mins
In this tender and beautifully acted mix of sci-fi and romance, a peaceful alien crashes on Earth and has to assume human form to escape detection.
11+ years 110 mins
Widely considered to have kick-started black British cinema, this 1970s film focuses on a black school leaver well-qualified but unable to find a job.
16+ years 120 mins
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