About this film

First-time feature filmmaker Rebeca (Beba) Huntt undertakes an unflinching exploration of her own identity in the remarkable coming-of-age documentary/cinematic memoir Beba. Reflecting on her childhood and adolescence in New York City as the daughter of a Dominican father and Venezuelan mother, Huntt investigates the historical, societal and generational trauma she’s inherited and ponders how those ancient wounds have shaped her, while simultaneously considering the universal truths that connect us all as humans. Throughout Beba, Huntt searches for a way to forge her own creative path amid a landscape of intense racial and political unrest. Poetic, powerful and profound, Beba is a courageous, deeply human self-portrait of an Afro-Latina artist hungry for knowledge and yearning for connection. Michigan premiere.

AFTER THE FILM: The post-film conversation will feature director-subject Rebeca Huntt and be moderated by documentary programmer Thom Powers of the Toronto International Film Festival and DOC NYC.

BUY TICKETS HERE

WHEN + WHERE

8 p.m. Thu., April 28, Cinema Detroit 

Available virtually

FILM CREDITS

Director:
Rebeca Huntt
 

Writer:
Rebeca Huntt
 

Cinematographer:
Sophia Stieglitz
 

Editor:
Isabel Freeman
 

Composer:
Holland Andrews, Kijani Eshe, Anthony Di Damaso
 

Producer:
Sofia Geld, Rebeca Huntt
 

Country of origin:
USA, Mexico
 

Year:
2021
 

Running time:
1 hour, 19 minutes
 

Film website

Festival highlights:
Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival