Neptune Frost15

Directed by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman | Rwanda/USA | 2021 | 1h 45m | Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, French w/ English Subtitles | Starring Cheryl Isheja, Elvis Ngabo, Kaya Free, Eliane Umuhire, Dorcy Rugamba

Afrofuturist cyber-punk musical following a group of Burundi miners forming an anti-colonialist hacker collective in an attempt to topple the regime that is exploiting the region’s natural resources. When an intersex runaway and a miner find each other, their connection sparks glitches within the wider circuitry of the universe. An invigorating and visually wondrous call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends written and directed by multidisciplinary artists Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman.

Reviews

‘The poetry of the script, the clarity of the messages, the beauty of the music and the earnestness of the performances combine to make Neptune Frost a powerful film.’
★★★★
Kevin Fox Jr, Paste Magazine

‘The film thrillingly captures the social, economic, political, and material character of Rwanda in the age of global communication.’
★★★★
Jake Cole, Slant Magazine

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Today (Saturday 18th May)

15:00

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17:30

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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20:30

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 19th May)

14:45

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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17:15

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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20:00

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!