Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On the Run” stadium tour came to a close over the weekend in Paris, France. Those who attended the electric show from music’s power couple were treated to various scenes from the pair’s short-film Bang Bang. Starring Queen Bey and Jay as their alter-egos, director Dikayl Rimmasch and Nowness presents for the first of a trilogy of short films.
“Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z. Directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch, Bang Bang is a trilogy of short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter’s filmic alter egos, appearing throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, On the Run, which celebrated its finale on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris. Rimmasch was introduced to Beyoncé and Jay Z via Mark Romanek, and with a creative cohort in the war photojournalist William Kaner put together a filmmaking approach and aesthetic inspired by French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor, Les Blank. Rimmasch’s stripped-back process paid dividends, allowing an incredibly fast, shoot-from-the-hip style using custom camera rigs that he had designed, 50-year-old Russian lenses and lighting effects by Archie Ciotti and Scott Spencer.”
Bang Bang, Part Two arrives on Tuesday as the couple’s On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z HBO special premieres on September 20. An exhibition and screening will be held at Clic Gallery New York in NYC on September 19. Watch below, and read as Dikayl Rimmasch speaks on about Bang Bang’s conception and working with the two music icons.
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