Beyoncé is going to the movies. The singer debuted the trailer for her upcoming concert documentary, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, on Sunday night (Oct. 1) during the final stop on her Renaissance World Tour in Kansas City, MO.
“When I am performing, I am nothing but free,” Bey says in voiceover at the outset of the two-minute trailer. The clip opens with the singer casually walking to stage while flashing a peace sign, stretching pre-show with her kids — including rehearsing with back up dancer/eldest daughter Blue Ivy Carter — and having a cocktail in the green room.
The two hour and thirty minute unrated film is due to hit screens in the U.S., Canada and Mexico on Dec. 1, with more global dates to be announced later. The singer captioned an Instagram post featuring the trailer with the cheeky warning, “Be careful what you ask for, ’cause I just might comply.”
The official description of the movie says that it: “accentuates the journey of RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR,, from its inception, to the opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri. It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft. Received with extraordinary acclaim by International and U.S. media alike, Beyoncé’s outstanding performance during Renaissance World Tour created a sanctuary for freedom, acceptance, and shared joy. Its maximalist production welcomed more than 2.7 million fans from around the world, who travelled across oceans to enjoy Club Renaissance. Now, millions of moviegoers will get caught up in the Joy Parade, the monumental dance party that celebrates everyone’s right to be themselves, close to home.”
The trailer hints at the joy, hard work and glamour of life on the road with Bey, from shots of her wearing a surgical mask while looking ill, to one in which the singer struts in a leather designer outfit to a waiting helicopter while explaining, “my goal for this tour was to create a place where everyone is free… and no one is judged.” Husband and No. 1 fan, Jay-Z, makes a cameo as well, pumping his fist and smiling from the crowd amid glimpses of the massive stage production, mind-bending costume and lighting effects and the couple’s twins, Rumi and Sir.
The Renaissance tour is Beyoncé’s biggest to date, with grosses expected to cross the $550 million mark. Tickets for the movie — priced at $22 — are on sale now, with Deadline reporting that AMC is releasing the film in partnership with Beyoncé’s film production company and record label, Parkwood Entertainment. Like Taylor Swift’s upcoming Eras Tour concert film, AMC will run the Renaissance movie on the weekends (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) for at least four weeks.
Bey’s movie follows on the heels of her 2019 Netflix doc Homecoming, which chronicled the singer’s 2018 Coachella headlining set, as well as her 2013 HBO movie, Life Is But a Dream, a hybrid live performance and video diary project, and her 2009 I Am… Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas.
Watch the trailer below.
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