FLASHBACK: Movie Adaptation of 'Passing' Is Filming on Harlem's Historic Streets

Updated: Nov 12, 2021


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The film crew of "Passing" on W 138th Street.

Originally posted on November 4, 2019. "Passing" is now out on Netflix.


The movie adaptation of "Passing," a novel by Harlem Renaissance author Nella Larsen, has been filming in and around historic Strivers' Row in recent days.

Passing movie filming locations in Harlem
An old truck parked on W 138th Street.

Directed by Rebecca Hall, the movie stars Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson as two Black childhood friends who meet as adults in 1920s Harlem after one has chosen to "pass" as white.


Passing movie filming locations in Harlem
A vintage car on the set of "Passing" on W 138th Street.

The movie's cast and crew took over all of W 138th Street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevards on Monday before heading one block south the following day.


Passing movie filming locations in Harlem
An actor in vintage clothing on the set of "Passing" on W 137th Street.

With only a smattering of vintage cars parked in front of stately row houses, the area was instantly transformed into a scene from the Harlem Renaissance.

The current release date for "Passing" is January 2020.

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