United Kingdom: April 17 2019
United States: April 17 2019
Ranking: 7,769 out of 16,286 movies (up 3897)
9.0 by 4 media
'Homecoming' is a Netflix documentary offering audiences an intimate glimpse into worldwide star sensation Beyoncé's critically-acclaimed performance at the 2018 Coachella festival in Southern California. The documentary follows the concert from conception to performance, interspersed with inspirational quotes from black artists such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Nina Simone, calling attention to the importance of African-American creative, a particularly potent theme when considering that Beyoncé was the first black woman to ever headline at the famous music festival. Beyoncé serves as writer, director and producer of this 137 minute documentary which showcases both her talent and the creativity of her team and 200 back up dancers, who paid homage to Beyoncé's roots by donning clothing that bore the coats of arms of historically black colleges. 'Homecoming' gives fans the opportunity to watch the entire 26-song set and the choreographed performances that accompanied it. The documentary is dotted with cultural references that cover everything from the Civil Rights movement to gospel music to West African traditional dances. It also features a voiceover from Beyoncé herself to give the audience an insight into her vulnerability as a performer as well as the community she has created for herself on stage.