By Paulo Cesar TOLEDO, Abigail SPINDEL


Documentary - Completed 2016

This observational documentary takes the viewer on a fun and emotional journey with young Brazilian Beyoncé super-fans who camped out for two months in order to be closer to the front of the stage.

& Awards

CPH:DOX 2015
Sound & Vision Section
Rotterdam IFFR 2016
Scopitone Café
Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar 2016
Competitive Section
Goteborg IFF 2016
Competitive Section
Tempo Documentary Festival 2016
Competitive Section
Zanzibar International Film Festival 2016
Competitive Section
Mardi Gras Film Festival 2016
Competitive Section
Bentonville Film Festival 2016
Competitive Section
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, LGBT, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paulo Cesar TOLEDO, Abigail SPINDEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • To wait two months in front of a stadium to get front row spots to a Beyoncé concert is something few fans can do (and would do). But if you are a Beyoncé fan in São Paulo, this is the only option 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 Brazilian 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. Queen B is absolutely 'irreplaceable', but it is her dedicated fans who put the crown on her head.
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