Musical · Director Spike Lee's passionate adaptation of the thrilling Broadway musical about a young bohemian who experiences sex, drugs and rock and roll on his journey to selfhood. .. I'm forever grateful to Spike Lee for committing this show to film, and somehow conveying so much live energy and excitement with it . Director Spike Lee made a permanent record of the Broadway production "for generations and generations to see" by filming the last three performances at the Belasco Theatre. His feature film had its world premiere on January 16 at the Sundance Film Festival and. 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- s 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.
This is a film of the last performance of the musical "Passing Strange" at the Belasco Theatre on July 20, As such, one could argue its cinematic merits and its Broadway origins and cliches.(So many poseurs, so little time.) But what is undeniable is how entertaining the movie is, mixing genres and types of music freely. Aug 19, "Passing Strange" is one of the best musicals I've seen. It tells the story of a young black man from Los Angeles, rebelling against a loving, church-going family and breaking out on his own in the late s to follow the call of art, or "art ," to Amsterdam and Berlin. Starting with a garage band, he moves. Jul 13, High on my list of the best musicals of the past 10 years is “Passing Strange,” by songwriters Stew and Heidi Rodewald. It opened on Broadway in , won.
Spike Lee films the Broadway musical about a young man who leaves Los Angeles to explore Europe.