Neptune Frost

Coming Soon: Opens 7/8, tickets on sale 7/5
Film Info
Runtime:105
Release Year:2022
Genre:Drama
Science Fiction
Music
Production Country:France
Rwanda
USA
Original Langauge:English
French
Kinyarwanda
Rundi
Swahili
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Saul Williams
Anisia Uzeyman
Cast:Cheryl Isheja
Bertrand Ninteretse
Eliane Umuhire
Elvis Ngabo
Rebecca Mucyo
Screenwriter:Saul Williams

Description

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 that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing. 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.