Thursday, April 11, 2019

Charleston Activist Network will host a screening of Beyoncé's new documentary on Wed. April 17

The movie chronicles Ms. Knowles-Carter's road to the Coachella stage

Posted by Adam Manno on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Netflix will release a new documentary about Beyoncé on Wed. April 17, and the Charleston Activist Network is making sure the Beyhive can celebrate the occasion together.

The social justice group led by Tamika Gadsden is calling for all "HBCU alums, Sorors, and Beyhive" members to join them in the Black Room at Tu downtown at 8 p.m.

Homecoming will chronicle the Grammy winner's life, along with the events leading up to her 2018 Coachella performance, which was postponed from 2017 due to her pregnancy. That year, she was replaced by Lady Gaga, who also has a Netflix documentary marking an important performance in her career called Gaga: Five Foot Two.

This year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins tomorrow, Fri. April 12. The second weekend kicks off on Fri. April 19 and lasts through Sunday. Headliners include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala.

Beyoncé's music has evolved sonically and thematically over the years. Her 2013 self-titled album didn't shy away from overt nods to feminism, while Lemonade, her latest solo effort, touched on themes of black empowerment. Last year's Coachella performance built on those themes and was widely considered an homage to the black college experience with its use of DRUMLine Live, a troupe inspired by marching bands at historically black colleges and universities.

Movie snacks will be served, and the screening is BYOB.

You can RSVP on Eventbrite.
Location Details Tu
430 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC
Serving lunch and dinner, Thurs.-Sat.

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