Passing

Drama | English | 99 minutes

Info

Irene Redfield is a light-skinned African American who runs into a childhood friend, Clare Bellew at a hotel in New York. While Irene is married to a black doctor and lives the life of a black person, Clare passes as white and is married to a wealthy white businessman from Chicago. As the two women reconnect, they compare their different lifestyles: Clare admits she misses the African-American world she abandoned. Irene  is content  she chose the right way, has not  followed Clare and sold her soul. Irene asks Clare what she would do if her husband ever learns the truth. Sadly, the outcome for Clare becomes tragic.

Cast
Tessa Thompson (Irene “Reenie” Redfield) / Ruth Negga (Clare Bellew)
Why Stream This Film?
Two light-skinned African-American women had to decide: Should they pass as white and avoid the painful discrimination they will face throughout their lives but in the process lose  their soul or should they maintain their black heritage, be proud of who they are, but  be ready to deal with the real world? The choices taken by these two women is the crux of this brilliant film.  
    
  • RottenTomatoes (Critics Consensus): 90%
  • Metacritic Score: 85
Accolades
  • Gotham Awards: Nominated, Best Feature; Best Screenplay (Rebecca Hall)
  • Sundance Film Festival: Nominated, Best Dramatic Feature

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The extraordinary performances by actresses Negga and Thompson are not to be missed. In the end, PASSING will leave its audience gasping and framing and reframing in their minds a story ripe with ineffable realities.
John Anderson

The Wall Street Journal

A superbly performed study  of racialized longing and feminine dissatisfaction in 1920s New York, lit by searing intelligence and compassion.
Jessica Kiang

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