Passing Strange: The Movie

Passing Strange: The Movie

Directed by: Spike Lee

Friday, August 21 - Saturday, September 26, 2009

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Spike Lee’s astounding and explosive new film captures one of the great theatrical productions of recent memory: the eponymous Broadway musical written by singer/songwriter Stew. Lee’s multi-camera coverage (including backstage scenes) involves the audience in not only the story itself — the tale of a young black man, dissatisfied with his life in Los Angeles, who sets off for Europe in search of adventure — but also in the precision and intricacy of the stagecraft and the collaborative electricity of a truly amazing ensemble.

NR, 136 Minutes
USA, 2009
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"Like Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense it captures with visceral power the sweaty intensity and raw intimacy of a live performance before a packed, euphoric crowd... goddamned transcendent, a near-religious experience."
- The Onion A.V. Club

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