BAS9 Curious: Neptune Frost (15)


BAS9 Curious: Neptune Frost (15)

F Rated Film
Thursday 15th December 2022

Discovery screening: Tickets £5 / £4 concessions

This event is also part of our Curious about British Art Show 9 programme and will include the screening of the short film Our Home Plymouth before the feature film.

Dir. Anisia Uzeyman, Saul Williams, US, 2021, 109 mins, subtitled. Cast. Cheryl Isheja, Bertrand Ninteretse, Eliane Umuhire.

The directorial debut of multidisciplinary artists Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman is an exhilarating Afrofuturist, anti-capitalist, sci-fi-punk-musical about a cosmic romance between an intersex hacker and a coltan miner which seeds a revolution.

Neptune Frost 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 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, colonised and free, male and female, memory and prescience – this is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends. It’s one of the most original and exhilarating films of the year, don’t miss it.

Our Home Plymouth (13 mins)

This film is a collection of thoughts and feelings from women who have settled in Plymouth. They have compared life in their lands to their home in Plymouth. They have selected archive films to tell their stories and which show the similarities and the differences. Through the film we want to celebrate what unites us. This is an opportunity to share our different voices and celebrate the diversity of life in Plymouth.

A film made by Plymouth & Devon Racial Equality Council’s Women’s Collective with Compass Presents, The Box Plymouth and Plymouth Arts Cinema.

This project Curious About British Art Show 9 is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network with National Lottery funding as part of Changing Times programme Curious.

Dates & Times

 Thursday 15th Dec 2022  8:30pm
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