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Dreamstates

Equal parts love story, road movie, and Americana, DREAMSTATES tells the haunting tale of two wayward souls (Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman) discovering their love for one another in their dreams and reality while touring the United States with some of the most pivotal figures of the Afro-Punk movement.

Written by Rwandan-born Anisia Uzeyman in her directorial debut, DREAMSTATES paints an underground portrait of a sultry, sensual, and quixotic America through the fleeting romance of two artistic lovers.

"In Dreamstates, Indigo and Spoonie fall in love in a string of embraces and sweet nothings uttered in the closes quarters of a tour bus and deftly illustrated from the vintage of a smartphone, which places de viewer squarely between two lovers at their most vulnerable. Uzeyman later captures the insecurity and alienation that can portend a crumbling relationship. The couple falls out of love in equally intimate but awkward exchanges and pregnant pauses that say much more than either character could about the status of their journey, which fades across a series of avant-garde performances and backstage exchanges that give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the major players in the Afropunk movement. Uzeyman’s weapons of choice reinforce the importance of the left-of-center cultural phenomenon, which has grown beyond the borders of Brooklyn to venues in Atlanta and Paris in recent years." - @KARASLAMBOKAYPLAYER.COM


DREAMSTATES
Directed by: Anisia Uzeyman
Starring: Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman, CX KIDTRONIK, Pegasus Warning, Beau Sia, William Nadylam, Julien Chirol & Zach Prewitt
Year: 2016
Runtime: 74 mins

> Opens in New York on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Harlem Stage.
> DREAMSTATES will tour in the United States; click here to find the list of cities & more information about the film.

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