Mar 082012
 
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The 2011 film “Pariah” tells the story of Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood.

Alike has begun to accept her identity as a lesbian, a topic that creates tension in her family and causes difficulty among her friends.

“‘Pariah’ feels a lot like life: at its most confusing, contradictory and exhilarating,” said a Washington Post review. “This invigoratingly fresh, optimistic film –– which features the breathtaking debuts of director Dee Rees and leading lady Adepero Oduye –– plunges the audience into a world that’s both tough and tender, vivid and grim, drenched in poetry and music and pain and discovery.

“Pariah” opens Friday at the Lyric Cinema, with showings throughout the weekend at 4:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

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