Clinton St. Theater presents PARIAH

Clinton St. Theater presents PARIAH

Showtimes

Wednesday, Jun 23
7:00pm
Laughing-Pariah

To me, a film that engenders that sort of hope and possibility is worth gas money, an $8 ticket, and a trip to the concession stand.

Alyx Vesey, Bitch Media

The gay coming-of-age story's been done, but "Pariah" has something fresh to say, largely about the knotty complexities of love, and how they might keep someone in the closet: How badly do you need to be free, to hurt the people you love?

John Anderson, Newsday

The first word I muttered under my breath after watching writer/director Dee Rees' Pariah, an expansion of her award-winning short film of the same name, was, "Wow."

Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com

NOTE: IN ORDER TO MAKE THE SCREENING INCLUSIVE OF OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY, THE 7PM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD SCREENING WILL PLAY WITH THE SUBTITLES ON.

pariah movie poster
PARIAH
Director: 
Dee Rees
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2011
Runtime: 
86 minutes

Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover, but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents' marriage already strained. When Alike's mother presses her to befriend a colleague's daughter (Aasha Davis), Alike finds the gal to be a pleasant companion.