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Passing Through
(Passing Through)

by Larry CLARK


It is by calling on jazz that Larry Clark most closely pins down his black characters’ struggle against domination, here that of music producers, white capitalists. The engagement of his saxophonist hero is inseparably linked with a practical dimension (the project of an independent collective recording studio) and the formal dimension (sounds and rhythms of free jazz, its Afro roots). These two layers of consciousness become those of a film, whose scenario plays with the Hollywood industry. Its aesthetics tend to merge with jazz improvisation as the Afro-American cultural legacy. Its synesthetic flights freely associate music, fictional and documentary reminiscences, colourful variations, hypnotising fades to blue or red… In Passing Through, political change is initiated by this recapturing of the senses. Camille Bui

Preservation DCP courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive

  • Titre français
    Passing Through
  • Original title
    Passing Through
  • Scénario
    Larry Clark, Ted Lange
  • Montage
    Larry Clark
  • Interprétation
    Nathaniel Taylor, Clarence Muse, Johnny Weathers
  • Production
    Larry Clark
  • Support de projection

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