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OCT 12-15

October 14 to October 23, 2022

Neptune Frost

Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs. Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective.

From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. Set between states of being – past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience – Neptune Frost is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.

Directed by: Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman
Film type: Dramatic
Runtime: 109 minutes
Year: 2021
Country: Rwanda
Rating: Not Rated
Language: Kinyarwanda, Swahili, French, English
Subtitles: English
Cast: Cheryl Isheja, Kaya Free, Eliane Umuhire, Dorcy Rugamba, Rebecca Mucyo, Tresor Niyongabo, Elvis Ngabo

Official Selection:

2021 Cannes Film Festival
2021 Toronto International Film Festival
2021 New York Film Festival
2021 BFI London Film Festival
2022 Seattle International Film Festival
2022 Sundance Film Festival
2022 San Francisco International Film Festival,

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