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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – Passing (2021)
Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Members & guests–free exclusively on Netflix. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, a confirmation email will be sent to registered attendees with details to join via Zoom.
Every Saturday afternoon, join fellow film aficionados of the Village for an in depth discussion of films new and old. Watch the selected film any time before the discussions–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after!
This week’s film
Adapted from the celebrated 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen, Passing tells the story of two Black women, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) and Clare Kendry (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga), who can “pass” as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the color line during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in late 1920s New York. After a chance encounter reunites the former childhood friends one summer afternoon, Irene reluctantly allows Clare into her home, where she ingratiates herself to Irene’s husband (André Holland) and family, and soon her larger social circle as well. As their lives become more deeply intertwined, Irene finds her once-steady existence upended by Clare, and Passing becomes a riveting examination of obsession, repression and the lies people tell themselves and others to protect their carefully constructed realities. Village member Mel Washburn will lead a discussion of the film this Saturday at 3 PM.
Please note: because this is an ongoing weekly event, the Zoom link is the same every week.
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