Neptune Frost


MICA Brown Falvey Hall Fri, Apr 29, 2022 6:00 PM
SNF Parkway Theatre 3 Sat, Apr 30, 2022 4:15 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Genre:Afro-Future Sci-Fi
Runtime:105 min
Language:Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, French, English
Production Country:Rwanda, United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman
Produced By:Ezra Miller
Cast:Cheryl Isheja, Bertrand Ninteretse, Eliane Umuhire, Dorcy Rugamba, Rebecca Mucyo, Trésor Niyongabo,
Editor:Anisha Uzeyman
Costume Design:Cedric Mizero
Composer:Saul Williams
Sound Design:Blake Leyhi




Co-directors Saul Williams and  Anisia Uzeyman deliver a compelling and completely singular vision in their feature debut, a queer Afro-Futurist musical shot and set in Rwanda. Neptune Frost follows the parallel journeys of two characters: Neptune, a young intersex hacker destined for transition (played by two actors over the course of the movie) and Matalusa, a coltan miner grieving his brother’s untimely death. The world they traverse is visually and sonically striking, a dreamy landscape full of repurposed technological objects where members of a hacker collective clash with an oppressive police force known as “The Authority.” Driven by the music created for Williams’ 2016 concept album MartyrLoserKing (another iteration of this multi-disciplinary project) Neptune Frost is a queer, anti-colonial, anti-capitalist allegory  full of poetry and possibility.


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