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Gibbes Film in Focus: Passing Strange

October 23, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art


Whether a classic noir or a cutting-edge documentary, the Gibbes believes in the power of great filmmaking: to bring people together, to put audiences in touch with new ideas, and to celebrate the diversity of the human experience.

Join us this fall for the second installment in our film series Gibbes Films in Focus: Passing Strange where we’ll explore the perils of race-passing, a genre of American cinema that from the film adaptation of Show Boat starring Ava Gardner to Julie Dash’s 1982 independent film Illusions has long captivated American audiences.

$10 Adults | $5 Students/Faculty with Valid ID

October 23 | 3PM Screening Devil in a Blue Dress directed by Carl Franklin (102 minutes)


In the summer of 1948, World War II veteran Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins (Denzel Washington is in need of a job, and becomes drawn into the search for a mysterious woman (Jennifer Beales).

Watch the trailer.