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Passing (12A)

Friday 5th Nov 2021 — Thursday 11th Nov 2021, Cinema

Full Price £7.70 - £9.70 / Concessions Price £6.20 - £8.20 / Family Ticket £22 - £30 (2 adults, 2 children) / Special screenings £6.20

  • A black and White photo of two women looking out.

An exploration of racial identity based on the celebrated 1929 novel by Nella Larsen.

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.

This screening is on sale at reduced capacity with one seat left either side of each booking. Find out more about your visit to us in the autumn

Duration: 98 mins

Director Rebecca Hall

Starring Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga and André Holland. USA 2021