Sweet Trailer…'Pariah'

From writer/director Dee Rees comes the feature length expansion of her award-winning 2007 short film Pariah. After the screening last night, I’d have to say this is probably the most surprisingly heartfelt and enjoyable film I’ve seen so far this half of 2011. Sporting a talented cast led by Adepero Oduye (and no less than 9 producers including Spike Lee), Pariah is a finely acted and written film, I’d seriously suggest you check out this honest and inspirational film…

17 year old Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay) is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the sometimes boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura (Pernell Walker), Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. At home, her parents’ marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike’s development becomes a topic of discussion. Pressed by her mother into making the acquaintance of a colleague’s daughter, Bina (Aasha Davis), Alike finds Bina to be unexpectedly refreshing to socialize with while she, like any teenager on the cusp of adulthood, struggles with her own emotional milestones.

Focus Features, Northstar Pictures, and Sundial Pictures presentation in association with aid+abet, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and MBK Entertainment have slated Pariah to open in NY/LA this Winter on December 28th 2011 and will expand the market to cities like Dallas in early January 2012. What do you think??

Comments

  1. Lenette Faulcon says

    I would like to attend the free screening of this film; I have a friend that needs to understand her own daughter’s transformation that is happening right in front of her face. She doesn’t want to see what I see. Is there a way to get to seats for Friday I was too late to get them through my regular way? The Screening is for Friday 18, in Washington D.C. Thank you.

    • Sorry Lenette, I’m in TX and am not offering free tickets for this film in town, let alone a screening on the other side of the country. Check your email for a possible suggestion. Best of luck.

    • Hey, Lenette. Go to http://WWW.filmmetro.com and sign up. It’s all free. They’ve got passes forThursday the 17th and Friday the 18th at E Street Cinema.