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Passing Strange The Movie tells the semi-autobiographical story of a young black man who leaves behind his middle-class, church-ruled upbringing in mid-1970s Los Angeles to travel to Europe in search of his artistic and personal identity, or what he calls the real. Picaresque misadventures with sex, drugs, politics, and art await him in far-out Amsterdam and hyper-militant Berlin. His eyes are opened ever wider, even revealing what he left behind. An absolutely superb cast, ably supported by sparing (but pitch-perfect) costumes, design, and stagecraft, bring to life the emotionally charged story with its astounding original music, narrated and overseen by Stew himself. Lee s multicamera coverage of the event (including backstage scenes) involves the audience in not only the text but the electricity of the ensemble s onstage adventure. Passing Strange The Movie is a tour-de-force of creative collaboration and inspiration.
Stew is a phenomenal master of phrasing, hearing his words was worth the price of this dvd alone.
The cast is extraordinarily good. Read more
An interested take on the journey of a young American throwing off his conventional upbringing to explore new cultures that permitted him to reinvent himself. It rambled a bit. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bobbie G.
Amazing story of finding oneself amongst strangers.....and realizing that You were there all the time...and the music kept you alive.
Sitting here crying. Read more
Amazing! This Spike Lee joint is right on point. The music, the energetic, talented actors and musicians, and compelling story make for a very fun and thought-provoking musical. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Xury Paquot
As a spoken word artist, to see something like this brought to life, was a pretty amazing thing great moviePublished 8 months ago by Royce
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Just saw it on PBS tonight, I sat riveted. And yes, it definately looks like it was shot in high-def, so Blu-ray would really be the way to see this excellent play full of fantastic music... Sorry I don't know when!
Jan 13, 2010 by J. C. House | See all 2 posts