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Directed by Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman

US/Rwanda, 2021, 1h 45min, DCP, In Swahili with English subtitles

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There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“Neptune Frost utilizes everything the medium of film has to offer—visually, sonically, and emotionally.”
–Jourdain Searles, Hollywood Reporter

“An Afrofuturist musical that’s both a queer love story and a call to action, this is a great example of art that’s revolutionary in form as well as subject.”
–Drew Gregory, Autostraddle

“Neptune Frost resets the musical as a kind of sonic subversion, where the organic nature of intersectionality is revealed; far from a construct, it’s a literal rhythm where critiques of heteronormativity sit in radical harmony with those of race”
–Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ Women on Film

In an otherworldly e-waste camp made of recycled computer parts, a subversive hacking collective attempts a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources–and its people. When an intersex runaway (Neptune, played by both Elvis Ngabo and Cheryl Isheja) and an escaped coltan miner (Matalusa, played by Kaya Free) find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. With hypnotic visuals and original songs composed by musician and co-director Saul Williams, this celestial cyber-musical offers a radically bold vision of power, exploitation, and love.