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Neptune Frost
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Neptune Frost, dir. Anisia Uzeyman & Saul Williams, Rwanda / USA 2021, 105 min., Kinyarwanda / Kirundi / Swahili / French / English with English subtitles, 15

Incomparable musician-writer Saul Williams and artist-cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman join us for this special presentation of their Afrofuturist fantasia – a thrilling sci-fi punk musical that lists Ezra Miller, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Kara Walker among a who’s-who of producers.

From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump above Burundi, a group of renegade miners form an anti-colonialist hacker collective and plot to take over from the authoritarian regime that exploits both the nation’s resources and its people. As they formulate their plans, a connection fires between miner Matalusa (Kaya Free) and intersex runaway Neptune (Cheryl Isheja and Elvis Ngabo) – which in turn sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. Dazzlingly imaginative and ceaselessly invigorating, this is a remarkable feature from one of contemporary culture’s most dazzling talents.

Also: A preview screening and Q&A with Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman also takes place at the ICA on Tuesday 1 November, 6:30pm

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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