DEE REES | USA | 2011 | 84 MIN | R | ENGLISH
Free Community Screenings, presented by PFS and ReelBlack.
Attendees Must Reserve a Free Ticket
Dee Rees announced herself as a major new cinematic talent with this coming-of-age drama. Pariah is the story of Alike (Adepero Oduye), a 17-year-old who’s beginning to embrace her identity as a lesbian. Alike’s choices don’t sit well with her harshly critical mother Audrey (Kim Wayans), who pushes her into a friendship with an acquaintance from church, with unexpected consequences. Tough yet tender, Pariah is a moving depiction of self-acceptance and emerging independence.
Cast: Adepero Oduye, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans
“Sensitive but not sentimental, attuned to sexual and racial politics without succumbing to didacticism or piety.” –The New York Times
Part of the FORCE IN FOCUS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE ON FILM Series
ReelBlack and the Philadelphia Film Society are excited to open Philadelphia’s only Drive-In with Force in Focus: the Black Experience on Film, a series that explores the world through the lens of the Black experience. Force in Focus will kick off with a curated lineup that showcases the work of modern Black female filmmakers, celebrating a collection of artists who have brought vibrancy and authenticity to the screen for decades.
FORCE IN FOCUS: THE BLACK EXPERIENCE ON FILM is brought to you by PECO, a proud partner of the Philadelphia film Society.
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