I Passed for White

21/03/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 21/03/2011
  |  92 min
Rated PG by the BBFC

Synopsis

Drama about a young girl who gets married in the 1960s, but neglects to tell her husband she is of biracial heritage. Bernice Lee (Sonya Wilde) is a light-skinned African American, but is dismissed as a liar by those she tells of her roots. After trying and failing to be herself, she moves away and assumes a new identity as white girl Lila Brownell. On the plane to New York City, she meets her perfect man, Rick Leyton (James Franciscus), and consequently they get married and start a new life. However, things turn complicated when Bernice falls pregnant, and she becomes increasingly anxious that the imminent birth of her child could give her secret away.

Contains mild sex references, violence and anti-racism theme
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