After teasing it over the weekend, Netflix has officially announced Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, which they call "intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance [that] reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement." It premieres April 17. Watch the trailer below.
As anyone who watched Beyonce's set in person or streamed it live knows, Beyonce's set -- sorry, Beychella -- was practically an even bigger cultural moment than Coachella itself. Here's what we wrote about it at the time:
Beyonce headlined Coachella last night (4/14), and as you may have expected, it was not only an out-of-this-world musical performance, but a political statement in celebration of black female excellence. She began the truly epic performance with an homage to New Orleans second line marches, and, as the NY Times review quoted above points out, she worked in quotations of influences, forebears and peers, including Malcolm X, Nina Simone, the Black National Anthem, Fela Kuti, Juvenile, C-Murder, Pastor Troy, Fast Life Yunstaz, Crucial Conflict, Kendrick Lamar, and more. She reunited Destiny’s Child on stage and did “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name,” and “Soldier,” she brought out her husband and tourmate Jay-Z for “Deja Vu,” and she brought out her sister Solange for an awesomely choreographed dance during “Get Me Bodied.” She also gave a moving speech about how she had to reschedule her Coachella performance from last year after getting pregnant with twins.
Watch a fan-shot clip of her set below.
In related news, Beyonce's sister Solange just dropped off Coachella 2019 yesterday.