Donald Glover’s latest project had its premiere on Thursday — at Coachella. Guava Island, which runs just under an hour long and stars Glover and Rihanna, debuted on the festival grounds after being been kept almost a total secret until this week.
The film, directed by Hiro Murai (Atlanta, “This Is America”), stars Glover as a musician named Deni, who wants to put on a music festival to try to unite the people of his island. Rihanna stars as his girlfriend, Kofi, with Letitia Wright (Black Panther) and Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones) in supporting roles. More tantalizingly, Guava Island is also something of a remix of Glover’s recent musical work, as the film features versions of “This Is America,” “Saturday,” and “Summertime Magic.”
For anyone not attending the festival (where Glover, as part of Childish Gambino, is headlining), Guava Island is set to start streaming on Amazon on Saturday at 12:01 AM PT, just after Childish Gambino’s set ends on Friday night. It will also be streamed once at 5 PM PT on Saturday via Twitch, and simulcast on Coachella’s YouTube Channel.
Check out a teaser image from the film below: