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Passing Through

Passing Through (1977)
November 15, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Larry Clark, Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart. Book signing begins at 6 p.m.

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive

Passing Through  (1977)

Eddie Womack, an African American jazz musician, is released from prison for the killing of a white gangster.  Not willing to play for the mobsters who control the music industry, Womack searches for his mentor, the musician, Poppy Harris.  The film repeatedly returns to various musicians improvising jazz, leading a French critic to call it “the only jazz film in the history of cinema.”

DCP, color, 105 min.  Producer: Larry Clark.  Director: Larry Clark.  Screenwriter: Larry Clark, Ted Lange.  Cinematographer: Roderick Young, George Geddis.  Editor: Larry Clark.  With: Nathaniel Taylor, Clarence Muse, Pamela Jones, Johnny Weathers, Della Thomas.

Book Signing at 6 p.m.

Before the screening, Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak and Jacqueline Najuma Stewart will be on hand to introduce and sign their new book, L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema.