Passing

Official Selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Co-Presented with CAMH

Jan 30, 2021, 07:30 PM Moonstruck Drive-In $30.00 Get Tickets

This film is an Official Selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. MoonStruck Drive-in will open at 6:30PM.  The film starts at 7:30PM and will be preceded by an HCAS curated pre-show reel.  The ticket price is $30 per car, which includes all passengers in the car.

Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson), a refined, upper-class 1920s woman, finds breezy refuge from a hot summer day in the grand tearoom of New York City’s Drayton Hotel. Across the room, she spots a blond woman staring her down. Irene wants to steal away, but before she can, Clare Kendry (Ruth Negga) rushes over to stop her. It turns out the two were in high school together, and while both are African American women who can “pass” as white, they have chosen to live on opposite sides of the color line. Now, their renewed acquaintance threatens them both.

Passing is an elegant psychological thriller about obsession, repression, and the lies people tell themselves and others to protect their carefully constructed realities. In her debut feature, Rebecca Hall uses creamy, mesmerizing black-and-white cinematography and a deft directorial restraint to adapt Nella Larsen’s acclaimed 1929 Harlem Renaissance novel into an affecting experiential insight into the pursuit of happiness and authenticity by those navigating the grinding tensions of American racism.

Country, Year United States, 2020
DirectorRebecca Hall
WriterRebecca Hall
CastTessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Alexander Skarsgård, Bill Camp
ProducerForest Whitaker, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Margot Hand, Rebecca Hall
LanguageEnglish
Runtime98 MINS, SECS
GenreNarrative
SubjectFilm
Event TypeDrive In