The Public Humanities Hub invites you to a watch party of Netflix’s new film Passing (dir. Rebecca Hall) based on Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel of the same name. Larsen’s novel has been read by scholars across intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender. Post-screening we will host a discussion moderated by interdisciplinary scholars who work on projects related to the intersectional conversations around the novel.
Film poster from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_(film)
We will be using Teleparty to screen the film, so a Netflix account is required for viewing. Teleparty is only supported on Chrome, Opera, or Microsoft Edge web browsers and can only be used on a desktop or laptop (no mobile devices or Smart TVs, though one could use screen mirroring or bluetooth for a laptop to Smart TV connection if your devices are compatible). You will need to install Teleparty on your browser prior to screening. Instructions here: https://www.teleparty.com/#intro.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
6:15-9:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Online via Zoom & Teleparty
6:15 pm: Welcome + Teleparty setup
6:25 pm: Teleparty screening (run time for film is 1h 38m)
8:05 pm: Break
8:15 pm: Panel discussion + Q&A on Zoom
9:00 pm: END
Alexis McGee (Journalism, Writing, and Media)
Crystal Webster (History)
Ervin Malakaj (Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies)
“Rebecca Hall on race, regret and her personal history: ‘In any family with a legacy of passing, it’s very tricky,’” an interview with Director Rebecca Hall and Ellen E. Jones at The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/27/rebecca-hall-race-regret-personal-history-any-family-legacy-of-passing-very-tricky
“Black and Queer Intersectionality in Nella Larsen’s Passing” by Chase Thomson in UBC’s Undergraduate English Journal The Garden Statuary https://thegardenstatuary.com/archives/3423