Pariah (Dee Rees, 2011, 86 mins)
A Brooklyn teenager comes out and comes of age in the debut feature film from writer/director Dee Rees. Lou Lumenick called the Sundance hit “a look at the joy, confusion, and heartbreak of adolescence that’s both culture- and locale-specific and, at the same time, universal.” Adepero Oduye gives what Stephen Holden called “an incandescent performance” in the lead role.
Presented in 35mm by the Yale Film Archive with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.
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