Films, Videos & Software

Alien Nation (directed by Graham Baker)

Babylon 5

Battlestar Galactica

Black Orpheus (directed by Marcel Camus)

Blankman (directed by Damon Wayans)

Born in Flames (directed by Lizzie Borden, starring Honey and Flo Kennedy)

The Brother from Another Planet (directed by John Sayles, starring Joe Morton)

Cosmic Slop

Cube (directed by Julian Richings, featuring Maurice Dean Wint)

Daybreak (directed by Cuba Gooding)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (directed by Stanley Kubrick, featuring James Earl Jones)

Deep Space 9

Empire Strikes Back (directed by Irvin Kershner, voice of Darth Vader by James Earl Jones [uncredited], and featuring Billy Dee Williams)

Enemy Mine (directed by Wolfgang Peterson, starring Lou Gosset, Jr.)

Event Horizon (directed by Paul Anderson, starring Laurence Fishburn)

The Gifted (directed by Audrey King Lewis)

Independence Day (directed by Roland Emmerich, starring Will Smith)

Johnny Mnemonic (directed by Robert Longo, featuring Ice-T)

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (directed by Penny Marshall, starring Whoopi Goldberg)

The Last Angel of History (directed by John Akomfrah)

  • "Akomfrah premiered it here in Toronto during the Toronto International Film Festival, and was present for questions afterwards, so that was valuable. I found that the narrative throughline didn’t always work for me. If I hadn’t read Mark Dery’s interview with Samuel Delany, Tricia Rose and Greg Tate, I might not have understood the thesis behind the film. (Which as I understand it, is that African artistic expressions of the future happen largely in media other than text, with the film’s focus being on music. He did interview Delany, Octavia Butler and Ishmael Reed too, though.) Ultimately I don’t have a hugely coherent impression of the piece; was mostly happy to see a range of African expression of futurism brought together in one place. During the question period, people in the audience took Akomfrah to task for including so few women artists. He acknowledged that as a weakness in the piece and said that he planned to work on a piece about women sf writers. But I know how independent film works, it’s a long, long gap between idea and any possibility of execution." [Nalo Hopkinson]

The Matrix (directed by the Wachowski brothers, featuring Samuel Jackson)

The Meteor Man (directed by Robert Townsend)

Night of the Living Dead (directed by George Romero, starring Duane Jones)

Putney Swope (directed by Robert Downey, starring Arnold Johnson)

Red Dwarf

Relocating the Remains (Keith Piper)

  • "This combined CD ROM and printed monograph on the artist Keith Piper was published to coincide with the exhibition Relocating the Remains, a major solo exhibition which re-presents his work from 1982 to 1996 in three interactive installations.
  • The monograph contains a major new essay by writer and critic Kobena Mercer based on an extended dialogue with the artist and provides the most in-depth analysis of Keith’s life and work to-date. Over the past fifteen years, Piper has produced some of the most distinctive and consistently challenging work of any British artist. Emerging at a time when black artists were declaring a new and radical voice in this country, Piper’s work has interpreted powerfully the iniquities and struggles of black diasporan experience for a broad contemporary audience.
  • The enhanced CD Rom, produced by the artist, echoes the idea of a physical expedition in its labyrinth of user interactive ‘virtual spaces’. Users can explore, excavate and assemble fragments from various thematically-linked bodies of work. Access to newly authored interactive projects and digitised documentation of past works will be gained by entering three virtual gallery spaces: ‘UnMapped’; ‘UnRecorded’; and ‘UnClassified’ which further explore and define the thematic concerns of Piper’s work."
  • Return of the Jedi (directed by Richard Marquand, voice of Darth Vader by James Earl Jones [uncredited], and featuring Billy Dee Williams)

    Slam (directed by Saul Williams)

    • "There’s a movie I did the score to called Slam that’s set in the jails of Washington D.C., the city that I’m from. An M.C. (played by Saul Williams) rhymes his way out of a situation that is a false construct (it’s synopsizing alot by the way, ’cause to describe the movie in full detail, well… that’s another post), by making the other in-mates realize that the structure of the jails is in their minds as a reflection of a reality built as a containment device." [Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky]

    Spawn (directed by Mark Dippe)

    Species (directed by Roger Donaldson, featuring Forrest Whittaker)

    Sphere (directed by Barry Levinson, featuring Samuel Jackson)

    The Spook Who Sat By the Door (directed by Ivan Dixon, starring Lawrence Cook)

    Strange Days (directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Angela Bassett)

    Star Trek

    Star Trek: Next Generation

    Star Wars (directed by George Lucas, voice of Darth Vader by James Earl Jones [uncredited])

    Tales From the Hood (directed by Rusty Cundieff)

    Tank Girl (directed by Rachel Talaylay, featuring Ice-T)

    Terminator 2: Judgement Day (directed by James Cameron, featuring Joe Morton)

    They Live (directed by John Carpenter, featuring Keith David)

    The UFO Incident (made-for-TV movie directed by Richard Colla, starring James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons)

    Virtuosity (directed by Brett Leonard, starring Denzel Washington)