Pass Over

Pass Over

Academy Award nominee and Honorary Oscar winning Spike Lee captures the poetry, humor and humanity of this urgent and timely play about two young black men talking trash, passing the time, and dreaming of the promised land. A provocative riff on Waiting for Godot, Pass Over is by newcomer Antoinette Nwandu.

Pass Over is a filmed stage production written by playwright Antoinette Nwandu with stage direction by Danya Taymor. The play world premiered last summer at Chicago’s celebrated Steppenwolf Theatre.

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Spike Lee

Danya Taymor



Directors: Spike Lee, Danya Taymor
Producer: Spike Lee
Screenwriter: Antoinette Nwandu
Cinematographer: Chayse Irvin
Editor: Hye Mee Na
Sound Designer: Ray Nardelli
Principal Cast: Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan, Blake DeLong
Additional Credits: Director of Photography: Chayse Irvin , Costume Designer: Marci Rodgers, Scenic Design: Wilson Chin, Original Costume Design: Dede Ayite, Lighting Design: Marcus Doshi, Sound Design: Ray Nardelli


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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 76:17 mins