Feature Film Program

Neptune Frost

Direct from the imagination of Saul Williams, Neptune Frost examines our relationship to technology through an Afrofuturist lens.

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Fri May 27 8:00 PM

The Film

Neptune Frost

Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman | Rwanda, US | 105

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. Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Performer

Kofi Hunter Trio

Kofi Hunter imagines a world where Art can transform lives. As an in-demand multi-percussionist Kofi has been given the opportunity to support some of the biggest names in music, from The Robert Glasper Experiment Saxophonist Casey Benjamin to Hip Hop Superstar GoldLink. Kofi along with his brother established an Afro-Diasporic Neo-Folk Percussion and Vocal Group named Akoko Nante Ensemble. Akoko Nante has performed at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Concert Series, and has been featured as a musical guest on VICE’s The Untitled Action Bronson Show. Their debut album Nkrabea: Destiny is available on all streaming platforms.

When he’s not on the bandstand he’s either in a classroom as a teaching artist with his Arts Education initiative, Righteous Rebel Education or at the helm of his partnership with Brooklyn music venue and non-for profit National Sawdust, the modern spin on a traditional Kwanzaa Celebration, music festival Kwanzaa Fest BK.

Kofi recently released his debut album Nation Time via his Righteous Rebel Music label.

“…All I know is that when I am playing or creating I feel useful and alive. I am committed to creating and facilitating storytelling that relfects my experience and inspires my people…” - Kofi Hunter"

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Live Music from Kofi Hunter Trio
9:00 PM
Film Begins
11:00 PM
Q&A with filmmakers Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman
11:30 PM
After-Party
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.
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Venue

The Old American Can Factory

232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

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