We all know that “tomboyish” sister or  the  eternal bachelor uncle who’s lived with the same male “roommate” for decades.  Filmmaker Dee Rees tackles one of the  hush-hush topics in our families  with her feature debut, Pariah.  The film is a lovely coming-of-age story about Alike, a bright and talented student (Adepero Oduye), who is […]

Actress Adepero Oduye was an honoree at this year’s NextGen 2011 event this past weekend.  The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen list features a select group of 35 people working in the industry under the age of 35.  Oduye was singled out for her riveting performance in Pariah, a moving story of a Brooklyn teenager coming to […]

Based on an award-winning short film with the same title, Pariah (directed by Dee Rees), centers on a Bronx teen forced to choose between losing her best friend or destroying her family. As she juggles conflicting identities and endures heartbreak we are taken through her desperate search for sexual expression. The film premiered at the […]