Beba

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Showings

Capri Theater Wed, May 11 4:30 PM
The Main 2 Thu, May 19 4:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:Cine Latino
Women & Film
Documentary
Tags:Documentary
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Black Perspectives
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Immigration
Release Year:2021
Runtime:79 min
Country/Region:USA
Mexico
Language:English
Spanish
Print Source:Neon Rated
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pffUhWsN6qk
Cast/Crew
Director:Rebeca Huntt
Executive Producer:Petra Costa
Alessandra Orofino
Joy Bryant
Inuka Bacote-Capiga
Alyse Ardell Spiegel
Producer:Sofia Geld
Rebeca Huntt
Cinematographer:Sophia Stieglitz
Screenwriter:Rebeca Huntt
Editor:Isabel Freeman
Composer:Holland Andrews

Description

“Every one of us inherits the curses of our ancestors. But we may put an end to this cycle by constantly going to war with ourselves…” So says filmmaker Rebeca “Beba” Huntt in this documentary that will challenge all of your notions of filmmaking, race and class in America.

This poetic and searching autobiography, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a fierce examination of class, family dynamics, racial and ethnic identity and immigration. It is also a powerfully honest look at the filmmaker herself — Huntt spares no one, herself least of all. The child of a Dominican father and Venezuelan mother, immigrants who met in New York, she grew up in a one-bedroom apartment, where personalities clashed on a daily basis. As Beba is admitted into Bard College, she is suddenly thrust into a new world, as fraught with psychological trauma as the one she left. Beautiful, thought-provoking and experiential, Beba heralds the arrival of a major new voice in personal documentary filmmaking.


Director Biography

Rebeca Huntt

Born and raised in New York City, Rebeca Huntt is an Afro-Latina filmmaker with a BA from Bard College. She is the director of the documentary short ¡Hay Coro! (2019) and the short 1-800 Lovable. Beba (2021) is her debut documentary feature.


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