“An intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella performance.”
Netflix dropped the trailer for Homecoming : A Film by Beyoncé, a behind-the-scenes documentary of Beyoncé’s two iconic 2018 Coachella music festival performances.
“This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement,” the streaming platform wrote in its description of the trailer.
Beyoncé’s documentary’s announcement coincided with Solange’s cancellation of her 2019 Coachella performance over production delays.
Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline Coachella in April 2018.
The historic sets — the first of which lasted two hours broke and records as the most-live-streamed performance of all time — were praised for their unapologetic celebration of black culture and history in a predominately white cultural space. The shows were framed around the theme of a historically black college or university (HBCU) homecoming.
The trailer opens with footage of Beyoncé preparing for the performance with teams of dancers and musicians, as a voiceover of Maya Angelou plays.
“I want to be representative of my race — the human race,” Angelou says over images of the singer rehearsing.