Film

Neptune Frost with panel discussion

When: Wed., June 15, 7:15 p.m. 2022

An Afrofuturist musical that’s both a queer love story and a call to action, this is a great example of art that’s revolutionary in form as well as subject.

In an otherworldly e-waste camp made of recycled computer parts, a subversive hacking collective attempts a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources–and its people. When an intersex runaway (Neptune, played by both Elvis Ngabo and Cheryl Isheja) and an escaped coltan miner (Matalusa, played by Kaya Free) find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. With hypnotic visuals and original songs composed by musician and co-director Saul Williams, this celestial cyber-musical offers a radically bold vision of power, exploitation, and love.

Please note: this film opens Friday, June 10 at The Little as a regular run title with multiple showtimes. Only the Wednesday, June 15 at 7:15pm screening will include the panel discussion.

Price: $11 general admission

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