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Neptune Frost

Neptune Frost

Directed by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman

August 26th, 2022 7:00 pm

August 27th, 2022 1:00pm

August 28th, 2022 1:00pm


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.


Film Details

Director: Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman
Studio: Kino Lorber
Running Time: 105 minutes
Country: USA, Rawanda
Release Year: 2021
Rated: Unrated


“It’s a difficult movie to describe with any elegance, which is a good thing, because what’s enriching about it exists more powerfully in images than in speech.” – K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone