Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Spring Film Series 2018 - Waiting for B (Abigail Spindel e Paulo Cesar Toledo, 2017)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

“Millions of Beyoncé fans can't be wrong! Two months in concert queue outside a Brazilian stadium in a country where music is much more than just pop. (...) 'Waiting for B' is a compelling portrait of an entire (fan) culture, where pop is political and a twerk is a protesting stinky finger pointed at society's narrow standards. Queen B is absolutely 'irreplacable', but it is her dedicated fans who put the crown on her head.” (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival)

Running from February through May 2018,  the Brazil Initiative's Spring Film Series presents a selection of seven films, both feature films and documentaries, on LGBT experiences within Brazilian society. The series serves as a reminder as to the rich catalogue of LGBT-themed films in Brazil.