Donald Glover, also known as the childish musician Gambino and the award-winning co-creator at Emmy and star of Atlanta, left and made a movie without telling us anything. We are not too insane; the movie is calling Guava Island, it will be released this weekend, and for a limited time, it will be available in free streaming.
The 54-minute film is launched at the same time as Glover's performance at the annual Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California. Such a single version must accompany a unique promotional strategy. Guava Island definitely has that.
What is Guava Islandeven
Guava Island is the first feature film directed by Hiro Murai, who regularly works with Glover on Atlanta. (We have Murai to thank for jewels such as the haunted episode "Teddy Perkins" of the series, for example.) The screenplay is attributed to Stephen, the brother of Glover, Atlanta collaborator, and production has quietly taken place last summer in Cuba, according to Vanity Fair.
Donald Glover stars in Guava Island as a singer named Deni, who uses the power of music to elevate the island holder. Rihanna plays his girlfriend, Kofi. Nonso Anozie (Game of thrones'Xaro Xhoan Daxos; Cinderella(Captain of the Guards) plays a man named Red, who is trying to prevent Deni from organizing a music festival because he wants the islanders to stay at work. (Letitia Wright, a.k.a. Shuri of Black Panther renamed, complete the cast in a small role.)
Amazon Studios distributes the film, which had its first "theatrical" April 11 at Coachella.
What does Coachella have to do with that?
Guava IslandThe first screening took place on April 11 at the Coachella Festival venue as an aperitif for the Glover performance. Childish Gambino, Glover's musical alter ego, will be leading the program on Friday night at this year's festival. He will play nightly performances on April 12 and 19 (Coachella is now a matter of two weekends). The festival is a favorite spot for the short musical, which would be a showcase of the catalog of Childish Gambino. Expect songs like "This Is America" to appear on the soundtrack; the first critics say that Guava Island even pays homage to the unforgettable music video of this song, which makes you think.
Unfortunately, Rihanna does not play in the movie – a serious drawback.
How I look Guava Island?
Here is the arguably complicated part.
Guava Island Streaming will begin on Amazon Prime Video for free – no subscription required – from 12:01 pm on Saturday, April 13th at Pacific. This program means that he will follow the Coachella set of Childish Gambino, which will take place on Friday night, and will take place at 23:25 Pacific Time. . (The whole will probably overtake Guava IslandThe first time, but you can still consider the decor as a pre-show.)
The catch is that Guava Island will broadcast for free only on Amazon for 18 hours – until 18:01, Pacific time / 21: 01 from East on 13 April.
In addition, just before the end of the free period on Amazon Prime Video, the film will be streamed on two other platforms, for even more limited duration, also for free: Guava Island will broadcast once on Coachella's YouTube channel and on the Twitch Games live broadcast site starting at 5:00 pm Pacific Time / 8:00 pm Eastern Time.
After that, Guava Island will remain available for broadcast on Amazon Prime Video following the free viewing period; you will just need a premium subscription to access it.