It’s been a hot minute since Beyoncé created her last musical film, “Beyoncé: Lemonade” after her 2016 album of the same name, and 2018’s “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé.” However, the singer recently shocked the world with the announcement of “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé.” Dropping Dec. 1 in theaters nationwide, the film is suspected to follow the singer’s recent “Renaissance World Tour,” which ended earlier this month.
With the highly secretive nature of the singer, fans are curious to see what Beyoncé will reveal in the new film. Here’s everything to expect from “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé.”
Concert footage from the “Renaissance World Tour”
Obviously, it’s no shocker that the singer will use this film to show fans who weren’t able to attend the “Renaissance World Tour” footage of the show. With fans noticing cameras throughout several stops on the tour throughout the summer and fall, including Houston, Beyoncé’s home city, they were quick to pick up on the idea of the singer creating a concert film. In the trailer for the film, there were clips of Beyoncé dancing alongside her background dancers and daughter Blue Ivy, as well as moments of her singing various tracks from her setlist, giving fans more confidence that this will be more about the concert experience than Beyoncé’s personal life.
The visuals we’ve all been asking for
Since Beyoncé dropped “RENAISSANCE” back in 2022, fans have begged the singer to release the music videos for each of its tracks, with the singer even acknowledging the lack of visuals during her concert via her merchandise. Luckily, fans are expected to finally see videos for iconic songs like “I’M THAT GIRL” and “BREAK MY SOUL.” According to Time magazine, the singer will have “highlights from the full 2023 run of the Renaissance World Tour, the long-awaited videos shot for the visual album ‘Renaissance’…” and fans simply will lose their minds if this happens in real-time, as Beyoncé is beloved for her creative vision.
Behind the scenes of the tour
Unlike Taylor Swift’s recent blockbuster concert film “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” Time magazine also reported that Beyoncé will include behind-the-scenes footage of her tour, which was also seen in the trailer for the film. With scenes of the singer hugging and playing with her three children interacting with her husband Jay-Z, as well as talking to the cameras about the tour, it seems like Beyoncé won’t get too personal. However, she will give us the life update fans all want from her, especially when it comes to her family. There may even be moments with other stars who came to see the concert, such as Megan Thee Stallion or Kelly Rowland.
The run time
The estimated runtime of “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” is expected to be 2 hours and 30 minutes. Much longer than the 1 hour and five minutes of “Beyoncé: Lemonade,” as well as the 2 hours and 17 minutes of “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé,” critics conclude that this is because the film will show most if not all of the songs from the concert. They also predict it’s because of the extra time the singer will need to show the music videos and personal scenes previously mentioned. Reminiscent of her 2018 film, it will most likely see the show from opening to close, which honestly is just enough.
Where to watch
Luckily, Beyoncé’s concert film will be easy to access if you live close to a movie theater. Playing in locations such as AMC Theaters, Cinemark Theaters, Regal, Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas and Cineplex, the movie will be available nationwide for fans. Tickets are also already on sale for pre-sale, starting at $22. Like Swift, the film will most likely be shown at multiple times and theaters throughout the winter, so even if you can’t make it opening weekend, you’ll still be able to see the show at your leisure.
Similar to Swift’s fanbase, the Beyhive will show up to a showing you attend for “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé.” With black, silver and denim outfits symbolic of the “RENAISSANCE” era, fans will probably be decked out in their best attire, so you should follow suit. Fans will also be singing, dancing and acting along with the film, making it a joyful and heartfelt experience.