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"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." 

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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 – Sultry, sensual, and quixotic, an underground portrait of America: haunted and hollow.

 
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A visual poem that stands to the historically recurring theme of resourceful black genius in music and filmmaking, and the powerful black feminine artistic gaze.


 
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In her debut feature film, made in collaboration with Saul Williams (SLAM), Anisia Uzeyman’s hypnotic, non-linear storytelling spurs a dreamlike, recursive experience as audiences are taken on an underground journey where myths and reality blur. Experimental visions are built by steadily layering enigmatic black spaces onto hyper saturated colors, a bold approach with an iPhone as the film’s camera.  

–Roya Rastegar & Stephanie Owens, L.A Film Festival

 

 

Starring acclaimed poet/actor Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman, CX KIDTRONIK, Pegasus Warning, Beau Sia, William Nadylam, Julien Chirol & Zach Prewitt

 

 

 

Written & Directed by
Anisia Uzeyman

Edited by
Jean Marie Lengellé (Blue is the Warmest Color, Timbuktu)

Sound Designer
Blake Leyh (The Wire, Tremé, Into the Woods)

Original Music
Saul Williams (Niggy Tardust, Marty Loser King)

Associate Producer
Emilie Saada / Triune Productions Ltd

Produced by
Maripol For Special Effects, Punk Rock of Gibraltar

             
  Co-Produced by
Maria Judice
MATATU
 

Executive Producers
Maripol, Annie Maurette, Dave Guenette, Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman, Maï Lucas, Neptune Frost

 

 
 

 

Rwandan playwright and actress Anisia Uzeyman discuss her film Dreamstates entirely shot on iPhones
BBC: THE ARTS HOUR

‘Dreamstates’ Explores Love By Indie Means At BlackStar Film Festival
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LA Film Fest 2016 Women Directors: Meet Anisia Uzeyman — “Dreamstates”
WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD

DREAMSTATES: Anisia Uzeyman & Saul Williams
DIRECTED BY WOMEN

LAFF 2016: Anisia Uzeyman’s ‘Dreamstates’ to Debut at LA Film Festival
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Dreamstates: soñar despiertos en un roadtrip musical
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