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Passing Strange Details

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Oscar-nominated filmmaker [[Performer~P99175~Spike Lee~spikelee]] turns his camera toward the stage for this filmed performance of the acclaimed Broadway musical by singer/songwriter Stew and his creative partner [[Performer~P108622~Heidi Rodewald~heidirodewald]]. 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 [[Performer~P80509~James Baldwin~jamesbaldwin]] and [[Performer~P80445~Josephine Baker~josephinebaker]] 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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 21, 2009

Cast

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

Crew

Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
Producer
Steve Klein
Producer
Stew
Play Author
Matthew J. Libatique
Cinematographer
Stew
Composer (Music Score)
Heidi Rodewald
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Alexander Brown
Editor
Steve Klein
Executive Producer
Heidi Rodewald
Musical Performer
Annie Dorsen
Stage Director
Stew
Libretto
Stew
Lyricist
Stew
Musical Performer
Butch Robinson
Line Producer
Jon Spurney
Musical Performer
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