Pariah

Pariah
Triple F-Rated

This film is Triple F-Rated

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 8 October 2017

A rare opportunity to see this delightfully warm and honest film, which despite wow-ing audiences at Sundance 2011, never received UK release.

17 year-old Alike quietly but surely embraces her identity as a lesbian. Growing up in Brooklyn, as a straight-A student and talented poet, she is comfortable with who she is, but faces the difficulty of encouraging her family’s acceptance. At home, her sexuality is an unspoken truth hoped to be a phase. Her parents’ relationship is tense, Alike has cultivated two distinct appearances: her streetwise, androgynous self and the effeminate young girl that puts her parents at ease, but as she navigates young adulthood and begins to explore her sexuality, it becomes difficult to maintain the illusion.

A heartfelt tale with coming of age themes that will resonate universally, but strike a chord for people of colour and those with experiences of being LGBTQ+.

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Duration
87 mins

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