Passing Strange: The Movie
|Wednesday, October 12|
|Thursday, October 13|
Hancher and Bijou Cinema present
Passing Strange the Movie is a tour-de-force of creative collaboration and inspiration. In this breathtaking film, Spike Lee captures the highly-acclaimed Broadway musical show written by singer/songwriter Stew (with music co-written by his creative partner, Heidi Rodewald). The original show, winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, also won: Best Musical: Drama Desk Award; Best Musical: New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award; Best New American Theater Piece: Obie Award; and Best Ensemble Performance: Obie Award. The show was universally applauded for its originality, its deep emotional resonance, and its powerful, often high-octane, music. The highly acclaimed music doesn’t just comment on the action like a typical rock musical, but actually tells the story and advances the narrative through its lyrics.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 – After the film a Q&A will be hosted by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Catch Stew again when he visits Iowa City in February 2012 to perform Stew & The Negro Problem.
A film by Spike Lee
136 min, blu-ray