The Movie: The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
What Is It?: John Sayles intelligent, original, and somewhat perplexing sci-fi story of a telekinetic alien slave who escapes to Harlem in his UFO and must now deal with the space bounty hunters hunting him and Earth-bound prejudice and poverty. Joe Morton is awesome as the brother, and David Strathairn and Sayles, himself, are memorable as the creeps on his trail.
Why Today?: Today is World UFO Day.