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The 12th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
11th - 14th May
2017

Waiting for B

SCREENING:
SATURDAY 13.05.17, 22:45

Waiting For B
Paulo Cesar Toledo & Abigail Spindel, Brazil, 2016, 71min
To wait two months in front of a stadium to get front row spots to a Beyoncé concert is something few fans can and would do. But if you are a Beyoncé fan in Sao Paulo, this is the only option, if you want to secure a good seat for the superstar’s spectacular show. The Beyoncé phenomenon has given the city’s underprivileged youth both a voice and a place in the limelight. And two months in an igloo tent can also be quite a party! Beyoncé’s show in the Brasilian megapolis quickly becomes a meeting place for youths who in all other walks of life encounter a wall of discrimination, but who can here finally revel in full bloom – and in full drag, if that’s what you’re into. ‘Waiting for B’ is a compelling portrait of an entire (fan) culture, where pop is political and a twerk is a protesting stinky finger pointed at society’s narrow standards. Courtesy of Outplay.

Supporting Film:

Twitch
Jules de Niverville, Canada, 2015, 5min
TWITCH is a 5-minute experimental performance video incorporating contemporary dance, contortion and acrobatics. TWITCH chronicles the life-pulse of a creature in conflict: its stirrings/twitching/convulsions, its agonizing missteps and battle with demons; an ode to overcoming dark energies that lie within.