Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Screening: Catch Pariah On Monday, June 29, At 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST Followed By Cast Q&A

On Monday, June 29, join Focus Features for a free livestream of Dee Rees’ Pariah, followed by a live video Q&A with stars Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, and Aasha Davis, moderated by Jacqueline Coley of Rotten Tomatoes.

Pariah is a powerful movie and was groundbreaking at the time.  As we wrote years ago:

This coming-of-age story shows the struggles faced by an African American, lesbian teenager, and the complex emotions and conflicts that arise when a child's identity clashes with a parent's beliefs and expectations. This kind of story has been told many times, but rarely from a black, female perspective, and often without the realness of Pariah's characters and writing. Anyone can relate to the protagonist's feeling of alienation and desire of love and acceptance. Kim Wayans is surprisingly good as the girl's conflicted mother, another example of a comedian displaying a talent for drama.

Viewers tuning in to watch will be able to support and donate to New Alternatives, an organization that supports LGBTQIA youth in New York in providing shelter and services designed to help them succeed in going from youth into stable adulthood.

Monday, June 29 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST
on the Focus Features Facebook page

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