Passing Strange

Passing Strange

Director: Spike Lee Cast: Stew, Daniel Breaker, de'Adre Aziza

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee turns his camera toward the stage for this filmed performance of the acclaimed Broadway musical by singer/songwriter Stew and his creative partner Heidi Rodewald. Developed at the Sundance Theater Lab, the story follows a young black man from Los Angeles as he attempts to make sense of the conflicted cultural signals constantly bombarding him from all sides. Raised in a religious household somewhere south of Interstate 10, the frustrated adolescent feels suffocated by his mother's fixation on family ties, her unwavering devotion to the church, and her unapologetically bourgeois aspirations in life. He longs to experience something "real" in life, ultimately making the decision to follow in the footsteps of James Baldwin and Josephine Baker by traveling to Europe and exploring the world. From outrageous Amsterdam to ultra-militant Berlin, the impressionable wanderer experiences misadventures with sex, drugs, politics, and art as his eyes are opened ever wider to the world around him.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/12/2010
UPC: 0030306951997
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:15:00
Sales rank: 38,351

Special Features

Interviews; Behind the scenes; Theatrical promo

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stew Narrator
Daniel Breaker Youth
de'Adre Aziza Edwina,Marianna,Sudabey
Eisa Davis Mother
Colman Domingo Mr. Franklin,Joop,Mr. Venus
Chad Goodridge Terry,Christophe,Hugo
Rebecca Jones Sherry,Renata,Desi

Technical Credits
Spike Lee Director,Producer
Barry Alexander Brown Editor
Ken Greif Executive Producer
Larry Horn Executive Producer
Steve Klein Executive Producer
Will Kohane Executive Producer
Matthew J. Libatique Cinematographer
David Miller Associate Producer
Janet Pailet Associate Producer
Heidi Rodewald Score Composer
Stew Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Passing Strange
1. Prologue (We Might Play All Night) [3:19]
2. Baptist Fashion Show [4:58]
3. Church Blues Revelation/Freight Train [6:21]
4. Mr. Franklin and Brown Sugar [4:12]
5. Arlington Hill [9:36]
6. Sole Brother [3:29]
7. Must Have Been High [5:23]
8. Mom Song [2:43]
9. Merci Beaucoup, M. Godard [4:25]
10. Amsterdam [5:09]
11. Keys (It's Alright) [8:25]
12. We Just Had Sex [2:45]
13. Stoned [5:54]
14. Intermission [:49]
15. Berlin: A Black Hole With Taxis [1:15]
16. May Day (There's a Riot Going Down) [2:57]
17. What's Inside is Just a Lie/And Now I'm Ready to Explode [6:36]
18. Only Love is Real [6:01]
19. The Ghetto [4:23]
20. Identity [4:46]
21. The Black One [3:12]
22. Come Down Now [4:04]
23. Christmas in Berlin [7:20]
24. Youth's Unfinished Song/Work the Wound [4:40]
25. Passing Phase [6:08]
26. Cue Music/Love Like That [6:08]
27. It's Alright (Reprise) [6:13]
28. End Credits [4:32]

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