Continuing yesterday's theme as the"outsider," thirty years ago, Joe Morton starred in John Sayles' BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET. This was a clever movie that managed to be humorous, lovable, and still make a statement, as Sayles is wont to do. Even a black man in Harlem can be an outsider. The plot is pretty self-explanatory. He arrives on earth with two white guys from his home planet immediately sent to bring him home.
I haven't seen this movie since 1984 and the trailer here looks even more light-hearted than I remember it. Joe Morton plays a character on SCANDAL nowadays and most of the other actors seem to have disappeared. I remember it as a series of vignettes, which may be suited to this subject.