PASSING

About the Film

Drama | 1 HR 39 MIN

MONTHLY INDIE SHOWCASE

 

PASSING (2021)

DRAMA |  1 HR 39 MIN

 

Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 PM

Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen

 

$11 FOR ADULTS, $8.50 SENIORS, FREE* FOR ASPEN FILM MEMBERS

*Aspen Film members must visit the Isis Theatre box office to receive complimentary tickets.

 

Adapted from the celebrated 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen, 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.

 

Acclaimed upon its premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, PASSING marks the directorial debut of Rebecca Hall, who also adapted the screenplay. The film intimately uses the notion of “passing” to explore not just racial identity but gender and the responsibilities of motherhood, sexuality and the performance of femininity. PASSING also stars Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, and Alexander Skarsgard; and is produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi (p.g.a.), Forest Whitaker (p.g.a.), Margot Hand (p.g.a.), Rebecca Hall (p.g.a.).

 


Trailer


Related Films

WHITE NOISE Image

WHITE NOISE

135 MIN

US

At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, WHITE NOISE dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world.
WOMEN TALKING Image

WOMEN TALKING

104 MIN

US

Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. 
THE QUIET GIRL Image

THE QUIET GIRL

95 MIN

IRELAND

Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.
CORSAGE Image

CORSAGE

113 MIN

AUSTRIA/LUXEMBOURG/GERMANY/FRANCE

Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Vicky Krieps) is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, ‘Sisi’ celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elisabeth’s role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna.

Working to Enlighten, Enrich, Educate, and Entertain Through Film