The Power of ‘Pariah’

By |2012-01-16T09:00:00-05:00January 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|


Just a girl looking for her place in the world isn’t an all-too-uncommon tale. But Alike is black. And gay.
It’s a minority double-whammy that singles out the Brooklyn teen from the rest of the world, so she seeks acceptance in gay bars – and, because she’s not definite in her identity, doesn’t find it. Alike (pronounced “ah-lee-kay”) is the epitome of a “Pariah,” the name of out director Dee Rees’ personal – and very powerful – indie film.

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