Throughout the Harlem Renaissance, writer Nella Larsen printed the novel Passing, about two mates, one among whom “passes” as white and retains her background a secret from the world, together with her husband. With themes of race, class, and sexuality, the subject material stays sophisticated and engaging practically a century later. At this time, Netflix launched the trailer for its movie of the identical identify, which additionally marks the directorial debut of Rebecca Corridor. Shot in lovely black-and-white cinematography and sporting cloche hats, Tessa Thompson performs the realizing Irene Redfield, who’s shaken by her pal’s way of life. Ruth Negga is the “passing” Clare Kendry, who’s married to Alexander Skarsgård taking part in yet one more monstrous white man (this time an overtly racist one). “Nothing,” says a caption within the trailer, “is black and white.” Apart from this film. Passing will play in choose theaters in October and on Netflix November 10. Don’t cross it up.


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