FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022
Doors at 6:45pm
Little Theatre 5 – The Jack Garner Theatre
(Inside Little 2-5, at approx. 8 Winthrop Street)
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.
ABOUT THE FILM
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.
105 mins | Musical / Sci-Fi | 2021 | USA / Rwanda | In Kinyarwanda, English, Swahili and French with English subtitles
Directed by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman
ABOUT THE PANEL DISCUSSION
- Moderator | Taurus Savant (he/him)
By way of NYC, Taurus Savant is a queer Black artist, musician, published author and community advocate living in Rochester that thrives on freedom of expression and strives to be his best self through gaining knowledge and adventures through life.
- Granville Carroll (he/him)
Granville Carroll is a visual artist and Afrofuturist working with digital technology, poetry, and alternative processes to reshape the world. Carroll’s artwork explores photographic representation and vision to understand the process of existence and interpretation. Simultaneously, he explores and expands ideas around racial blackness to encompass spatial blackness, temporal blackness, and spiritual blackness. Carroll highlights the imaginative qualities of the human mind through world building and storytelling to discover new futures and states of being. At the core of his practice is the investigation into metaphysics and the ontology of self and the universe. granvillecarroll.com | Instagram
- Zahyia Rolle (she/her)
Zahyia, a songwriter, lyricist, producer and creative visionary, has dedicated her life to existing in spaces that elevate and change the limited narratives, images, and awareness of what it means to exist as a Black American Woman. With her eclectic background of Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, Lo-fi Hip-hop, Music Theater, Funk and Soul, Zahyia finds ways to push traditional boundaries in the world of music and Alternative R&B.