From the team who brought you Atlanta comes a new mysterious movie that we can’t wait to check out. Not being able to wait is ok, though, because the wait is not long at all. Donald Glover‘s Guava Island, written by Stephen Glover and directed by Hiro Murai, is described only as “an expansion of Glover’s idea of freedom. In creative and business terms. It was based on a story by Royalty.” Fans at Cochella will first see the film before Childish Gambino headlines the festival, but for the rest of us, the film will be available for free all day Saturday (yes, even if you do not have an Amazon Prime account).
Guava Island stars Glover, Rihanna, Nonso Anozie, and Letitia Wright, with Glover saying in a press release that “I’m really humbled having the opportunity to present something this timely and timeless. Between Rihanna and the people of Cuba, this is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever worked on.” Hiro Murai, Glover’s frequent collaborator who also directed the This Is America music video, added,
“Guava Island is the end result of four incredible weeks spent in Cuba with some of the most inspiring creative talents I’ve ever met. Designers, performers, musicians, and filmmakers came together from all over the world to create this crazy fever dream of a production.”
After its premiere at Cochella, Guava Island will be available to screen on the Cochella grounds throughout the rest of the festival. For those of us not attending, we’ll get our chance to watch starting at 12:01am PT Saturday morning, April 13th, on Amazon Prime. From then until 6pm PT, anyone in over 200 countries can watch (even without a Prime subscription, as previously noted), but after that the film will be available only for Prime members. As a viewing alternative, Guava Island can also be watched via Twitch stream at 5pm PT for Saturday (Twitch is also a free service).