Search Museum of the Moving Image

Face masks are recommended in the building and required during screenings. Read updated guidelines for safety.

Loading Events

EVENT, SCREENING

Pariah with producer Nekisa Cooper in person

Ongoing

Dir. Dee Rees. 2011, 98 mins. 35mm print courtesy Focus Features. With Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans. A rousing success at its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this deeply felt human drama is the feature debut of writer/director Dee Rees. Adepero Oduye portrays a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura, she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity. Producer Nekisa Cooper will participate in a discussion and Q&A after the screening.

Free with Museum admission.