RACE + CINEMA

Netflix’s ‘Passing’ Reveals The Hidden Lives of Black People Living As White

But some people are missing the point. Let’s unpack this.

Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga in ‘Passing,’ a film adapted from a book and produced by Rebecca Hall | Credit | Netflix Trailer

“Passing,” which first aired at the 2021 Sundance Film festival, unearthed a lively story from the Harlem Renaissance era based on a novella written by Nella Larsen and reimagined by director…