Poster for Dee Rees’ PARIAH

     September 6, 2011

Focus Features has released the fan-approved poster for Dee Rees’ Pariah.  Apparently unable to decide how to market a film about a black teenager trying to find love and hiding her lesbianism from her family, Focus allowed the Internet to …

Trailer for Sundance Hit PARIAH

     June 10, 2011

One of the more popular films to come out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Dee Rees’ Pariah.  The movie centers on Alike (Adepero Oduye in a must-see performance), a black teenage lesbian trying to hide her sexuality from …

2011 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

     January 30, 2011

The Sundance Film Festival Juries have selected the winners of the 2011 awards.  The big winner is Like Crazy, which won both the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) and a Special Jury Prize for actress Felicity Jones.  Naturally, Like Crazy already …

Sundance 2011: PARIAH Review

     January 29, 2011

I cannot personally speak to the experience of hiding my sexuality from my loved ones.  Since I’m heterosexual, people have had to work a little harder to find reasons to irrationally hate me.  It’s difficult to outright dismiss films which …