Film Screening: "Pariah"
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Free screening of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection "Pariah." Directed by Dee Rees and produced by Spike Lee, "Pariah" is a coming-of-age story about an African American, teenage girl living in Brooklyn who uses poetry to cope with her home life and coming out as a lesbian. Living with an annoying younger sister and parents whose marriage is strained at best, she escapes home by entering the gay club scene with her older, lesbian friend Laura. In this film, Rees shows lesbianism in a way that is not contextualized by sexual experimentation or immature, teen angst, but raw and affecting emotion. Co-sponsored by the SU LGBT Center, this film was the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection. Join the conversation by following us on Twitter @CFAC #Pariah.