Passing12A

Directed by Rebecca Hall | USA | 2021 | 1h 38m | Starring Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Alexander Skarsgård

In 1920s New York, a chance encounter reunites two black childhood friends now living on radically opposite sides of the racial divide. With their friendship rekindled their lives become deeply intertwined, but cracks soon begin to appear in their carefully constructed realities. With exquisite black-and-white cinematography and compassionate performances, Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut brilliantly adapts a celebrated work of Harlem Renaissance literature.

Reviews

‘Rebecca Hall’s wonderful, poetic debut sticks close to Nella Larsen’s story, never offering easy answers or a neat resolution.’
★★★★★ Dave Calhoun, Time Out

‘Alive to pulse-quickening details of body language and the conversational codes by which a dangerous friendship lives or dies, the film is a study in contrasts far beyond the monochromatic.’
★★★★★ Tim Robey, The Telegraph

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We showed Passing between October 29, 2021 and November 5, 2021.

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Today (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 19th June)

15:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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18:30

Bye Bye Tiberias Cert-TBC
1h 22m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Palestinian documentary following actress Hiam Abbass as she returns to her hometown and reconnects with the women in her family. Showing as part of the 2024 SAFAR Film Festival.

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