Neptune Frost

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Showings

The Main 4 Fri, Jun 17 1:20 PM
The Main 4 Fri, Jun 17 4:15 PM
The Main 4 Fri, Jun 17 7:15 PM
The Main 4 Fri, Jun 17 9:40 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Jun 18 1:20 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Jun 18 4:15 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Jun 18 7:15 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Jun 18 9:40 PM
The Main 4 Sun, Jun 19 1:20 PM
The Main 4 Sun, Jun 19 4:15 PM
The Main 4 Sun, Jun 19 7:15 PM
The Main 4 Mon, Jun 20 1:20 PM
The Main 4 Mon, Jun 20 4:15 PM
The Main 4 Mon, Jun 20 7:15 PM
The Main 4 Tue, Jun 21 1:20 PM
The Main 4 Tue, Jun 21 4:15 PM
The Main 4 Tue, Jun 21 7:15 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Jun 22 1:20 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Jun 22 4:15 PM
The Main 4 Wed, Jun 22 7:15 PM
The Main 4 Thu, Jun 23 1:20 PM
The Main 3 Thu, Jun 23 4:15 PM
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Release Year:2021
Runtime:105 min
Country/Region:Rwanda
USA
Language:Kinyarwanda
English
Swahili
French
Rating:Not Rated
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acfBNIXovww
Tags:Drama
Science Fiction
Romance
Women Directors
Musical
Music
Experimental/Avant-garde
Human Rights
LGBTQ+ Currents
Arts
Cast/Crew
Director:Saul Williams
Anisia Uzeyman
Cinematographer:Anisia Uzeyman
Screenwriter:Saul Williams
Editor:Anisha Acharya
Composer:Saul Williams
Principal Cast:Cheryl Isheja
Bertrand "Kaya Free" Ninteretse
Eliane Umuhire
Rebecca Mucyo
Tresor Niyangabo
Elvis Ngabo
Dorcy Rugamba
Eric "1key" Ngangare
Cecile Kayirebwa

Description

OPENS JUNE 17

About the Film

MSPIFF41 Official Selection

Written and directed by multidisciplinary artists Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, the film tells the story of a cosmic romance between an intersex hacker and a coltan miner that seeds revolution. Executive Produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stephen Hendel (Finding Fela) and Featuring All-Original Music by Saul Williams.

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.


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