According to a press release, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is both a concert film-slash-documentary that “accentuates the journey of Renaissance World Tour, from its inception, to the opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri.”
What is Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé about?
Similarly to Bey’s 2019 Coachella documentary Homecoming on Netflix, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is an in-depth look at the musician’s creative process when prepping for her biggest tour yet. “It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft,” reads the release. “Received with extraordinary acclaim by International and U.S. media alike, Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour created a sanctuary for freedom, acceptance, and shared joy. Its maximalist production welcomed more than 2.7 million fans from around the world, who traveled across oceans to enjoy Club Renaissance.”
That joy is contagious, even in a two-minute clip. “The goal of this tour is to create a place where everyone is free and no one is judged,” Bey says in voiceover as videos of fans in their silver ensembles flash past, many screaming and crying with uninhibited excitement. The movie’s description finishes with this uplifting teaser: “Now, millions of moviegoers will get caught up in the Joy Parade, the monumental dance party that celebrates everyone’s right to be themselves, close to home.”
It looks like we’ll also finally be getting those Renaissance visuals we’ve been waiting for. Sources told Variety that the movie will include “highlights from the full 2023 run of the Renaissance World Tour, the long-awaited videos shot for the visual album Renaissance, and a docu-style account of recording the album and conceiving the tour.” In other words, we’re being fed.