Monday, August 3, 2009

Coming attraction: ‘Passing Strange’

A year and a half ago, I blogged about a Broadway musical called “Passing Strange,” created by the singer/songwriter Stew.

Spike Lee has made a documentary movie of “Passing Strange.” It’ll be in theaters on August 21. And next year it will air on PBS.

Here’s the trailer. It sure looks interesting. (Hat-tip: Shadow and Act.)


teresa said...

this is my absolute favorite musical! can't wait to see the movie. thanks for the heads' up.

Joseph Powell said...

it's about time! looking forward to this one, though I wouldn't mind also seeing a version where the action is opened up and off stage, a la the film version of "Rent".

lawegohard said...

Help UBM! I want to love it, but... Part of the problem is I'm not a huge musical theater fan and well why is this the play recorded? I'm sure they are all great actors, but Spike were is the film?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ He did a similar thing with "A Huey P. Newton Story" a few years ago. (I saw that live; didn't see the TV version.)

I must say, this "Passing Strange" trailer has an exciting visual pop.

lawegohard said...

Thank you. I worry sometimes that I have arrested development when it comes to art. I did start listening to KCRW and I feel really cool when people see me listening to it. :)

bklyn6 said...

Nice trailer!

I remember when Lee was working on this. That didn't take long. I hope to catch it.

Thanks for posting.