Pass Over trailer: Spike Lee films Antoinette Nwandu's update of Waiting for Godet
The quality of Spike Lee's work has veered between majestic and absurd throughout his entire career but one thing his films have never lacked is heart. Because of that, he has constantly been one of the most frustrating modern day auteurs to watch, even though you can never doubt his commitment. Lee has always remained a busy director and this year proves no different with more projects already well under way. He also filmed Antoinette Nwandu‘s Pass Over late last year, a riff on Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, which is now being released via Amazon. See the trailer above to get a flavour of what's in store.
Moses and Kitch, two young black men, chat their way through a long, aimless day on a Chicago street corner. Periodically ducking bullets and managing visits from a genial but ominous stranger and an overtly hostile police officer, Moses and Kitch rely on their banter to get them through a day that is a hopeless retread of every other day, even as they continue to dream of their deliverance.
While Lee directed the filming of the play, Danya Taymor directed the theatrical version on stage. Starring in the play are John Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan and Blake DeLong.
Pass Over lands on Amazon Prime on April 20th 2018.