(Rescheduled date) Neptune Frost Premiere event with pre-show performance by The Maroons

  • June 16, 2022 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • The Broadside

    600 North Broad Street
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Ticket Price $12.00 This event is now over

The Broadside and The Broad Theater is excited to host an outdoor premiere for the new afro-futurist film written and directed by Saul Williams, NEPTUNE FROST. 

The evening will begin with a performance by New Orleans Juju & African Centered Music group The Maroons. 

Doors at 6:30pm, music at 7pm, film begins at 8:15pm


Directed by Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman

100% Rotten Tomatoes

New York Times Critics Pick

A group of escaped coltan miners forms an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective in the hilltops of Burundi. They soon attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime that's exploiting the region's natural resources -- and its people. 

"An Afrofuturist fantasia that is also a musical, a science-fiction parable and a hacker manifesto. A treasury of ideas and provocations... that feels both handmade and high-tech, digital and analog, poetic and punk rock.” -A. O. Scott,  The New York Times

“Masterful. Engages with traditions of science fiction and anti-colonialist magical realism to frame an alternatingly rough and ornate Afrofuturist aesthetic.”-Kevin Fox Jr., Paste Magazine

"The future of Black cinema... Utilizes everything the medium of film has to offer — visually, sonically, and emotionally." -Jourdain Searles, The Hollywood Reporter

“A mesmerizing Afropunk odyssey hacking at the boundaries of gender, technology, and class.”-Toussaint Egan, Polygon

“One of the most extraordinarily original cinema experiences of the year.”-Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap

"Dizzyingly inventive... [Displays] fierce originality and punk iconoclasm."-Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

The Maroons

 are a group  of 3 musicians who are Priests, Artists & Culture Bearers:

Baba Marcus Akinkana on Drums

Sula Spirit on vocals and percussion 

Xavier Molina on Guitar & Congas.

Date & Time

Thu, Jun 16, 2022 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

The Broadside

600 North Broad Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 The Broadside
The Broadside


  • The showtime listed for the event is the time the event starts. Doors will generally open an hour before the listed show time unless otherwise listed.
      We allow pets during the day, but not at night for music (anything after 7pm). Service animals are always allowed.
  •  Please do not park in the Broad Theater parking lot. We have a parking lot for  The Broadside and plenty street parking available on Toulouse and Lafitte. If you would like to be escorted to your car, please ask the Sheriff on duty. You may also park in the Auto Zone parking lot if they are closed. 
  •  We have a variety of seating options such as benches, picnic tables, chairs, and stools. You are welcome to bring your own chairs, if you require a seat for health reasons or disability, please ask a staff member and they can provide you with a chair.

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