Neon has picked up worldwide rights from UTA Independent Film Group to recent TIFF world premiere Beba by New York Afro-Latina artist Rebeca Huntt.
The distributor plans a 2022 release on the feature, which weaves together music, 16mm film, poetry, and interview footage as writer-director “Beba” explores her identity and reflects on her childhood and adolescence in New York City as the daughter of a Dominican father and Venezuelan mother.
Huntt produced with Sofia Geld. Petra Costa, Alyse Ardell Spiegel, Alessandra Orofino, Joy Bryant and Inuka Bacote-Capiga are executive producers. Neon’s Mason Speta negotiated the deal.
The company’s releases Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Ore winner Titane on October 1, and upcoming titles include Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee, Pablo Larrain’s Spencer starring Kristen Stewart, and Celine Sciamma’s Petite Maman.