Join us at Bartram’s Garden for a special outdoor presentation of Anisia Uzeyman’s and Saul Williams’ Neptune Frost.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Directors Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams/ Written & Composed: Saul Williams / US and Rwanda / 2022 / 1hr 45min / Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, French and English with English subtitles / AfroFuturist; Sci-Fi; Musical
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 his partner, 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.
Please bring your own chairs or blanket, and be mindful of social distance. Seating is first-come, first served.
In the event of rain, we will relocate indoors. Look for updates via email and social media.
General Admission: $10 (recommended)
West/Southwest residents and ACCESS Cardholders: $2 (Guests must provide proof of benefits or residency within 1 mile of Bartram’s Garden)
If you cannot afford either price point, no stress!No one will be turned away for lack of funds. please pay-what-you-can in the corresponding field.
**DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!** Every penny helps. Support Cinespeak’s efforts to launch a brick-and-mortar indie / art-house cinema in West Philadelphia…Coming in early 2023!
ABOUT JACQUELINE CONSTANCE:
Armed with just a mic, her digital sampling foot pedal and a small mixer, Jacqueline turns breaths, sighs and words into funky orchestral pastures for her lyrics to frolic through.