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You'll Be Able to Stream Childish Gambino's New 'Guava Island' Movie for Free Today

It co-stars Rihanna — and it'll be available online for 18 hours.
By Sarah Ward
April 13, 2019
By Sarah Ward
April 13, 2019

Coachella 2019 is upon us. While most of the world can't head to the huge music festival, there are still plenty of ways to play along at home. Expect the Coachella livestream to be busy across its three YouTube channels, and expect plenty of eyeballs to head Amazon Prime's way too — all thanks to Childish Gambino's new movie.

The artist also known as Donald Glover has teamed up with his Atlanta director Hiro Murai, his screenwriter brother Stephen Glover, Black Panther's Letitia Wright, Game of Thrones' Nonso Anozie and, oh, none other than Rihanna, for a new film called Guava Island. It's premiering in a specially built theatre at Coachella this weekend, to tie in with Childish Gambino's headlining set, and it'll also be available to stream for an 18-hour window via Amazon's streaming platform.

If you're keen to watch, you'll need to head to Prime Video between 5pm on Saturday, April 13 to 11am on Sunday, April 14, Australian time. It'll be available for free, which is excellent news if you're not a subscriber. And, it'll also stream on Twitch at 10am on Sunday, April 14, should you need another viewing option.

Shot over four weeks in Cuba according to the New York Times, and dubbed a "tropical thriller" by Amazon, the film follows musician Deni (Glover), who wants to throw a festival on an island — with Rihanna playing his girlfriend and muse Kofi. In case Fyre Festival has popped into your mind, Vanity Fair described Guava Island as a "music-driven, hour-long film" that's "inspired by Brazilian crime drama City of God and Prince's Purple Rain".

If you're eager for a sneak peek before the film hits later today, Amazon Prime posted a teaser to its Instagram feed:

Guava Island will be available to stream on Amazon Prime from 5pm on Saturday, April 13 to 11am on Sunday, April 14, Australian time — and also via Twitch from 10am on Sunday, April 14.

Published on April 13, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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