Neptune Frost (2021) Film Screening

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 1:30:00 AM UTC

NeptuneFrost_TT.png From multi-hyphenate poet and artist Saul Williams, and Rwanda-born artist Anisia Uzeyman, #NeptuneFrost is a thrilling anti-colonialist sci-fi musical.

National Theater Release June 3rd
In SEATTLE June 10 - 29th!


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SYNOPSIS

Amidst the hilltops of Burundi, a collective of computer hackers emerges from within a coltan mining community, a result of the romance between a miner and an intersex runaway. 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.

Neptune Frost

Directed by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman · 2021

Written and Composed by Saul Williams

Executive Produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stephen Hendel

Starring:

Cheryl Isheja • Bertrand Ninteretse "Kaya Free" • Eliane Umuhire • Dorcy Rugamba • Rebecca Mucyo • Trésor Niyongabo • Eric Ngangare “1Key” • Natacha Muziramakenga •  Elvis Ngabo "Bobo" • with the special participation of Cécile Kayirebwa

France, Rwanda, USA

105min · Kino Lober | Dedza Films

Languages: Kinyarwanda,  Kirundi,  Swahili, French,  English with English subtitles


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ABOUT ARTISTS

Saul Williams (Composer, Co-Director)  is an American poet, musician, and actor. He made his acting debut in Marc Levin’s Slam, which he co-wrote. The film won Sundance's Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera D'Or in 1998. Saul was a series regular on Girlfriends and has appeared in films including: K-Pax, Lackawanna Blues, New York, I Love You, Akilla’s Escape (TIFF 2020) and Aujourd'hui- TEY (Alain Gomis) which won 2013's L'Etalon D'Or at FESPACO. Saul was the first African-American to win Best Actor at the festival. TEY was also awarded The Prize of the City at Venice. In 2014, Saul made his Broadway debut as the lead in Holler If Ya Hear Me, based on the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Saul has published five books of poetry which have been translated into several languages. As a musician, Saul has released six albums and toured and collaborated with artists including: Kanye West, Nas, Janelle Monae, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against The Machine, The Roots, Mos Def, Allen Ginsburg, Amiri Baraka, Gil Scott-Heron, TV On The Radio, Blackalicious, and Erykah Badu.


Anisia Uzeyman (Co-Director) is an actress, playwright and director. Born in Rwanda, she studied drama at the Superior School of Theater in France. Her directorial debut Dreamstates was shot entirely on iPhones and starred Saul Williams, William Nadylam and Beau Sia. The film premiered at the LAFF in 2016. She has also directed numerous music videos. As an actress Anisia has starred in, among others, the award winning film Aujourd'hui-TEY where she met Saul Williams, and the feature film Ayiti Mon Amour by Guetty Felin which premiered at TIFF 2017. Her first book, a poetic treatment of her original screenplay Saolomea, Saolomea will be published by Not a Cult this Fall.

SHOWTIMES

  • FRI, June 24th: 7:30 pm

  • MON, June 27th: 7:30 pm

  • WEDS, June 29th: 7:30 pm​

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Grand Illusion Cinema co-presented by Black Cinema Collective