"Brother From Another Planet" Showing at A&M International April 17

"Brother From Another Planet," a film by director John Sayles, will be presented Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in Bullock Hall room 118 at Texas A&M International University.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

"Brother From Another Planet," was released in 1984. The film is not rated and stars Joe Morton as an apparently mute extraterrestrial whose spaceship crashes in New York Harbor. When he swims ashore, he finds that most of Harlem is filled with earthlings who look just like him.

Sayles went on direct such critically acclaimed films as "Lone Star," "Passion Fish," "Matewan" and "Something Wild."

"Brother From Another Planet" is part of the "Contemporary American Auteurs" Spring Film Series organized by Dr. Sean Chadwell, assistant professor of English, and Dr. William Nichols, assistant professor of Spanish.

Drs. Chadwell and Nichols introduce each film in the Series and profile the film's director. They will lead an informal forum afterwards for viewers to share their opinions and impressions of the films.

The remaining film in the Series, "Men with Guns," was also directed by Sayles in 1997 and will be presented Tuesday, April 24.

For more information on the Spring Film Series, contact Dr. Chadwell at 326-2471 or schadwell@tamiu.edu or Dr. Nichols at 326-2610 or wnichols@tamiu.edu.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu