Film

'Neptune Frost': Exclusive Clip From Afro-Futurist Musical From Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman

Shadow and Act has an exclusive clip from Neptune Frost, the acclaimed Afro-futurist musical from Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman.

The film is in select theaters now. The film was an official selection at the Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, Toronto International Film Festival, The New York Film Festival, BFI London and the Sundance Film Festival.

The synopsis is as follows:

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.

Watch the clip above.

Neptune Frost is executive produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Stephen Hendel and features original music by Williams. The film is screening at The Quad and BAM in New York City with a national rollout to follow, including the Laemmle Theaters in LA beginning June 10.

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