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SQFF Centerpiece: BEING BEBE: THE BEBE ZAHARA BENET DOCUMENTARY @ The Egyptian Cinema

October 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy our Centerpiece in person screening or watch virtually online from October 14-24th
(available virtually in all of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska!)
This year’s SQFF fest will be both virtual and in person!
*COVID protocols for in person: We are taking all of our staff, volunteer, and audience’s safety very seriously and will be requiring full vaccination and mask compliance for all in person events.*
BEING BEBE: THE BEBE ZAHARA BENET DOCUMENTARY
Emily Branham; 2021; USA; 93 min.
Before and after the reality show, there is still reality. This intimate profile turns the spotlight on the charismatic drag performer Marshall Ngwa, aka BeBe Zahara Benet, who immigrated to the United States with dreams of a better life—and then won the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2009. Using over 15 years of archival clips and interviews, from his upbringing in Cameroon (where homosexuality is illegal) and his rise through the amateur circuit all the way to award-winning American television, a music career, and his recent performance tour, this entertaining and insightful close-up chronicles the ups and downs of a hardworking creative artist who is helping define the modern queer Black experience. It’s also been a hit on the festival circuit, taking home the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Provincetown Film Festival.
See the whole program at: www.threedollarbillcinema.org/sqff
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