The first installment of Beyonce and Jay Z's long-awaited short film trilogy, "Bang Bang," is finally here, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the couple has once again proven to be at the top of their game.
On Monday, culture blog NOWNESS debuted part one of the Bonnie and Clyde-style film that was shown in parts throughout the couple's worldwide "On The Run" tour, which came to an end in Paris on Saturday.
Directed by New York-based filmmaker Dikayl Rimmasch, the series follows the iconic couple on a road trip out west in a 1960s Pontiac GTO. The stunning black-and-white video was inspired by French New Wave cinema and legendary filmmaker Les Blank, Rimmasch told NOWNESS. Though at its core, Rimmasch says, the film is an ode to the couple's penchant for reinvention.
"In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z he explained his concept of On the Run. He said: 'We’re not trying to do this literally, it’s not that we’re Bonnie and Clyde. We’re on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliché. On the run from doing the same thing again,'" Rimmasch told the outlet.
Watch the masterpiece that is "Beyoncé and Jay Z: Bang Bang, Part One," above. Visit NOWNESS to read the full interview.
The "On The Run" tour documentary is set to premiere on HBO Sept. 20. Check out a trailer here.