Who doesn’t like a free movie? We can help with that. We have 10 passes to see Pariah, which screens Wednesday at the Angelika. Spike Lee executive produced the film which is an expansion on writer/director Dee Rees’ 2007 short film of the same name. The full-length premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. From Focus Features.
Alike 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.
Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.
Passes admit two, but seating is first come, so get there early as the pass can not guarantee admission. Wanna ticket? OK, come on up to our offices before Wednesday (that’s Dec. 28) by noon before we start wrapping up the week’s issue and close up for the holidays. You know where we are, right?
Pariah is rated R.