This free talk takes place on Monday, October 4, at 7pm in the Amphitheater of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

With Neptune Frost, multi-hyphenate musician and creator Saul Williams adds “feature filmmaker” to his exhilaratingly eclectic resume. Shot in Rwanda, the wondrous Main Slate selection—co-directed with Williams’s partner, the Rwandan-born artist Anisia Uzeyman—is an Afrofuturist sci-fi punk musical that rails at the ravages of colonialism and capitalism through a distinctly queer lens, extending the preoccupations of Williams’s work in other media into the dynamic realm of the moving image. Join Williams and Uzeyman for a wide-ranging conversation about crossing borders, both geographic and artistic; the radical possibilities of genre; and the use of cinema as a means of realizing new and better futures. Moderated by Maya Cade, creator of The Black Film Archive.

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Free tickets for NYFF59 Talks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to each event at the corresponding box office. Tickets are limited to one per person, subject to availability. For those unable to attend, video from these events will be available online on Film at Lincoln Center’s YouTube channel at a later date.