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


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Jan 19 
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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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