NEPTUNE FROST – US Premiere at New York Film Festival

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 Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place amidst the hilltops of Burundi, where a collective of computer hackers emerges from within a coltan mining community, a result of the romance between a miner and an intersex runaway. 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.

Saturday October 2nd 3pm  at  Alice Tully Hall
Sunday October 3rd  at Walter Reed Theater

NEPTUNE FROST

Neptune Frost is the MartyrLoserKing—the #1 trend The Authority seeks to end.
A musical written & directed by Saul Williams.

“Staunchly intersectional, wildly ambitious, it’s a film that plants a seed of countercultural hope while pushing back the boundaries of the genre.” —Thomas Page, CNN

“A film that dovetails with Williams’ artistic and political convictions… at a time when the growing social justice movement makes his African sci-fi musical especially timely.” —Christopher Vourlias, Variety

“Williams is on the verge of becoming a true directorial talent to watch in 2021.” —Eric Kohn, Indiewire

 

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Dancing Between Worlds: An Interview with Saul Williams

Read the interview with Saul Williams in the LA Review of Books

Saul Williams Interview on Q

The poet, musician and activist on the power of poetry, on stage and off.

“Kiss & Describe It” by Andrew Gura

An experimental short by Los Angeles-based director and photographer Andrew Gura, featuring acclaimed musician and poet Saul Williams. Having worked together since the late 90s, “Kiss & Describe It” began with the idea of taking a few portraits at Saul’s home in Los Angeles, but quickly transformed into something else entirely.

SAUL WILLIAMS' TINY DESK CONCERT

An experimental short by Los Angeles-based director and photographer Andrew Gura, featuring acclaimed musician and poet Saul Williams. Having worked together since the late 90s, “Kiss & Describe It” began with the idea of taking a few portraits at Saul’s home in Los Angeles, but quickly transformed into something else entirely.

In terms of sheer intensity, Saul Williams’ Tiny Desk concert may be the most potent in our eight-year history.

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