DEDZA Founder Kate Gondwe discusses the specialized distribution strategy behind Neptune Frost
Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival before going on to play Sundance, Neptune Frost, directed by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, is a nearly indescribable Afro-futurist science fiction musical in which exuberant joy comingles with revolutionary politics and a bracing techno-colonialist critique. Kino Lorber partnered on the release with the new distribution imprint DEDZA Films. In a conversation with Filmmaker Editor Scott Macaulay, DEDZA founder Kate Gondwe, one of Filmmaker’s 25 New Faces of 2022, discusses the specifics of this innovative release and speaks to the challenges facing radical work in today’s theatrical and home marketplace.
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