On Tuesday, August 11, our friends over at Imagenation are presenting an advanced screening of Spike Lee's film of the black rock musical Passing Strange. You'll recall that the musical won a Tony Award last year. The film went to Sundance this year, where it was acquired by PBS and, I understand, will have its broadcast premiere during the 2010 season of Great Performances. In the meantime, the film is getting a theatrical run here in NYC at the IFC Film Center starting on August 21.
Cool how Imagenation is also bundling the screening with some live music, and the powerful Tamar-kali no less!
Here's Spike and the cast talking about Passing Strange at Sundance:
And here's Stew:
Tuesday, August 11 @ 7:00pm
The National Black Theater
2031 5th Ave (Btwn. 124th & 125th Streets)
Get your tickets in advance here