A Kino Lorber release

Directed by:

Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman

Written and Composed By:

Saul Williams

Executive Produced by:

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stephen Hendel


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


︎a/perture cinema, Winston Salem, NC︎ ︎American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, CA︎︎Amherst Cinema, Amherst, MA︎ ︎Austin Film Society, Austin, TX︎︎BAM Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY︎ ︎Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA︎︎Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH︎ ︎Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, CA︎︎Filmscene, Iowa City, IA︎︎Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL︎Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA︎   ︎Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, NM︎︎Harris Theater, Pittsburgh, PA︎ ︎Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe, NM︎︎Laemmle Theaters, Los Angeles, CA︎   ︎Mayfair Cinema, Ottawa, ON︎︎Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB︎ ︎Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, Houston, TX︎︎Parkway Theater, Baltimore, MD︎   ︎Plaza Theater, Atlanta, GA︎︎Quad Cinema, New York, NY︎ ︎Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA︎︎Texas Theater, Dallas, TX︎ ︎The Broad Theater, New Orleans, LA︎︎The Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC ︎ ︎The Nightlight Cinema, Akron, OH︎︎Winnipeg Cinematheque, Winnipeg, MB︎ 

Roxy Cinema

New York, NY
July 16-27 & Aug 6
Rockland, ME
July 19-21

New York African Film Festival
Maria Hernandez Park, NY
July 21

Lark Theater
Larkspur, CA
July 22-TBD
Kan Kan
Indianapolis, IN

July 22-Aug 4

Rooftop Films
Brooklyn, NY
July 26
Grand Cinema
Tacoma, WA

July 26-30
Hollywood Theatre
Portland, OR
July 28

Wexner Center
Columbus, OH
July 29-30

Riverside, CA

July 29-31
Pageant Theater
Chico, CA
July 29
Lascaux Micro Cinema
Buckhannon, WV

August 8
Coming Soon
New York, NY
August 6
Pam Cut

Portland, OR
August 6
Montreal, QC
August 10
Coming Soon

Frida Cinema
Santa Ana, CA
August 12
Hurleyville Arts
Hurleyville, NY
August 12-14
Parrish Art Museum
Southampton, NY
August 19

Cinema Center

Fort Wayne, IN
August 19-21
Out on Screen
Vancouver, ON
August 19
Coming Soon

Majestic Temple
Tempe, AZ
August 21
Roxy Theater
Missoula, MT
August 22

Mesilla Valley Film Society

Mesilla, NM
August 26-Sept 1

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.

(Synopsis Courtesy of The New York Film Festival)
In Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, French, and English with English Subtitles

“The future of Black film. Pure cinematic power.”

- Jourdain Searles, The Hollywood Reporter

“A mesmerizing Afropunk odyssey hacking at the boundaries of gender, technology, and class.”

- Toussaint Egan, Polygon

“A sensory delight… bursting with life and ingenuity.”

- Jude Dry, Indiewire

“A future cult classic in the making."

- Dustin Chang, Screen Anarchy

“An anti-colonial call to arms, a sci-fi tale that looks at the future but is haunted by the past."

- Leonardo Goi, MUBI Notebook

“Visionary. A journey of visual ecstasy.”

- Valerie Complex, Deadline

“A percussive, transcendental Afrofuturist musical… sounds out with force and clarity.”

- Charles Bramesco, Little White Lies

“Hauntingly beautiful and deeply enigmatic.”

- Lisa Kennedy, Variety

“A truly distinctive vision.”

- Eric Kohn, Indiewire

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