Being BeBe
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Being BeBe

Tickets are currently sold out for this event. We will have an in-person, night-of waitlist starting an hour before the screening, available at the Main Lobby desk.

Please see below for important COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and mask requirements related to this event.

Closing night of the Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival, celebrating over 20 years of film, music, and art in the Twin Cities. Visit Sound Unseen for the full schedule of events.

Being BeBe is Emily Branham’s portrait of Cameroon-born Marshall Ngwa (a.k.a. renowned drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet). The documentary feature, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows the artist’s rise from the earliest days of his career in Minneapolis to becoming the first champion on the iconic RuPaul’s Drag Race and a star of his own productions celebrating Black queer excellence with an Afro-centric aesthetic in New York. While BeBe’s love affair with the stage is often jilted in the face of complex challenges, the stunning performer is unstoppable in his pursuit of a creative life. US/Cameroon, DCP, 2021, 91 min.

An onstage Q&A with BeBe Zahara Benet and Emily Branham follow this closing night screening.

Copresented with Sound Unseen Music + Film Festival and FilmNorth.

Check here for important COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and mask requirements related to this event.

Mask-wearing is required for this event.

For this event, the Walker will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours).

The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test must be shown at time of entry and must match the ticket holder’s ID.

Attendees may present a physical vaccination record card, a physical negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (such as a photo image of a vaccination record card).

Unvaccinated children under age 12 may show a negative COVID-19 test as outlined above.

Refunds: Any ticket holder not meeting the above requirement(s) is eligible for a refund.

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Bebe Zahara Benet is an international recording artist, model, drag superstar, and winner of season one of LOGO TV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race. Born Nea Marshall Kudi Ngwa, the native of the Republic of Cameroon and Minneapolis-based performance artist has produced Queendom, Creature, Vanity, and Nubia, among other stage spectacles.

Emily Branham is a director, producer, and editor in New York who makes films about artists and creative thinkers. Originally from Minneapolis, Branham was a child actor at the Children’s Theatre Company and the Guthrie Theater. She studied film direction at Northwestern University and launched her career working with commercial clients including Mercedes, Nike, Gwen Stefani, and Kanye West. Being BeBe is her debut feature.

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