WAITING FOR B.
directed by Paulo Cesar Toledo & Abigail Spindel
Brazil, 2016, Portuguese, 72 minutes
Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:30 PM — Plaza Theatre, Main
Documented in Brazil, “Waiting for B.” exposes the journey young Beyoncé super-fans undergo in an attempt to be closer to the front of the stage. Lacking the money to buy their way to the front, they camp out in the streets for two months waiting for a chance to be closer to their idol. As their lives intertwine, commonality is found between victims of hype, a community of hope forms, and the contradictions of humility and vanity at the heart of diva worship are explored. —Meghan Faulkner