Passing + Q&A with Director Rebecca Hall

December 5, 2021

December 5, 2021

5:00 PM To 7:00 PM

Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90408

https://www.americancinematheque.com/now-showing/passing/

Free with RSVP

Event Description

The directorial debut of Rebecca Hall, who also adapted the screenplay from Nella Larsen’s celebrated 1929 novel, PASSING tells the story of two Black women, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) and Clare Kendry (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga), who can “pass” as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the color line during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in late 1920s New York.

After a chance encounter reunites the former childhood friends one summer afternoon, Irene reluctantly allows Clare into her home, where she ingratiates herself to Irene’s husband (André Holland) and  family, and soon her larger social circle as well.

As their lives become more deeply intertwined, Irene finds her once-steady existence upended by Clare, and PASSING becomes a riveting examination of obsession, repression and the lies people tell themselves and others to protect their carefully constructed realities

This is a Free Screening. RSVP does not guarantee admission. Attendees with RSVPs will be admitted on a first come, first served basis until the theatre reaches capacity.

This is a vaccinated-only screening.

 

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