Film Series: Pariah

2011. USA. Dir: Dee Rees. With Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans. 86 min.

 

Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman living in Brooklyn and embracing her identity as a lesbian. Lyrical dialogue and stunning color cinematography from one of today’s rising talents support a moving lead performance by Oduye, who emanates emotion as a teen struggling with the complexities of love, self-definition, and growing up.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free