In the very early days of this century, people would still sometimes watch music videos on television. MTV’s Total Request Live was in its halcyon era in 2000, and the show wouldn’t be cancelled until 2008. Meanwhile, YouTube debuted in 2005, changing the way everyone experienced the music video. So the 2010s are the first … More »
Before it became Childish Gambino material and an Arcade Fire music video, Black Orpheus was a pretty good movie. The 1959 Brazilian drama was a re-interpretation of the Greek tragedy imbued with enough imagination to not simply be a blacker Orpheus. Marcel Camus’ version retains the mythical elements, but the film excels in … More »
Childish Gambino and Rihanna‘s new movie, Guava Island, has arrived via Amazon Prime. During Coachella, the flick premiered at a Guava Island-themed set and played across all three stages. It also played on Coachella’s YouTube live stream Saturday night.
The film is directed by Hiro Murai, who directed the Grammy Award-winning “This Is America” music video along with numerous episodes of Atlanta, further building anticipation for the star-studded love affair. Rihanna plays a character named Kofi who falls in love with a singer, Deni, portrayed by Donald Glover (Chilidsh Gambino) himself. Deni begins to gain fame, dealing with the business woes and politics of throwing a festival. During the film, Glover’s character even perform’s Childish Gambino’s “This is America” and “Feels Like Summer.” He also sings a new song called “Red’s Cargo.”
Billed as “A Childish Gambino Film,” the film’s distribution method and release teasers through Amazon Prime are certainly derived from the creative mind of the renaissance artist.
Stream the 55-minute film here.
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Childish Gambino headlined the first day of Coachella last night. And at 3:01AM ET, just after his set, his new film Guava Island began streaming for free on Amazon Prime for 18 hours. You can watch it here, and you can also catch it on the Coachella … More »
This Saturday at 12:01 AM, on the first night of Coachella, Childish Gambino and Rihanna will premiere their new film, Guava Island. The film will be available for free on Amazon Prime for 18 hours. It will be livestreamed on the Coachella YouTube Saturday night at 8 PM on channels 1, 2, and … More »
Last year, news broke that Childish Gambino and Rihanna would co-star together in a new film called Guava Island. Now, the hotly anticipated feature from director Hiro Murai will officially debut during Coachella‘s livestream on Saturday night of the festival’s opening weekend.
With Gambino working alongside the director who also helmed his award-winning “This Is America” visual and numerous episodes of his hit TV series Atlanta, Murai’s involvement suggests Guava Island could be a music video, though the project is officially billed “A Childish Gambino Film.” The film, set and shot on location in Cuba, follows a narrative that finds Donald Glover and Rihanna’s characters in a relationship and Glover’s character getting kidnapped.
Childish Gambino will headline Coachella Friday night (April 13), and Guava Island will premiere the following evening. Tune in to Coachella’s YouTube channel to watch.
Guava Island is a new film starring Donald Glover and Robyn Fenty, the multi-hyphenate superstars also known as Childish Gambino and Rihanna. Glover premiered a trailer for the project at his PHAROS festival in New Zealand last November, and now it looks like the film will premiere this weekend. As Pitchfork … More »
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