Posts tagged Pariah
Posts tagged Pariah
for anyone who hasn’t seen the film yet
im watching it here
really cool so far
If you saw it, where did you see it?
I’ve seen movie poster pix on my dash and NEVER heard of it outside of the internet.
Seriously. Where did you see it?
I’m in Cali and it seems to have been out during the rare moment I went to the movies this year so far………and I didn’t see it at the movie theaters.
I dont live in a place where there are independent theaters or a theater that may show independent films (if that’s what Pariah is…)
so yeah…I’m wondering about this and NOT googling it because I want some real human feedback first.
I never heard of the movie so I’m not sure what to site as accurate.
So what you know about that?
Because this seems to point to the exact issue of black movies not getting the funding, hype, marketing, advertising, etc - necessary to reach a wider audience when the movies aren’t backed by people famous enough or rich enough to push it (Oprah, Tyler Perry, or even Spike Lee, and others that escape my mind right now, like dude that did Takers and who have you…) or maybe because the movie itself doesn’t have the “commercial appeal” (stereotypes, comedy as an acceptable and marketable genre for POC projects more times than not it seems, lacks stars like Will Smith or Denzel or Halle…)
So does something like the whole Awkward Black Girl show (I didn’t see it. I tried to watch it just didn’t hook my interest -shrugs-) and why a show like that is online only and not in Primetime line ups (off season, regular season, cable channels…etc)……..
I wanna know this answer as well. The only place I saw this movie showing is in Cambridge but that’s about an hour away from my mom and almost one for me. It sucks that awesome movies like this tend to be shown in limited releases where only certain people can reach.
There was a post going around about the various places across the states that i was/is showing. I saw it in Denver at a tiny independent movie theater. It’s been there for about 2-3 weeks. I don’t know how much longer it will be there though.
You can check here for theaters.
Oh my god you guys, there is one theater here playing this and I could go see it Sunday!
this. is. awesome.
There’s a scene in Dee Rees’s debut feature film “Pariah” to which almost anyone who’s survived an awkward adolescence can relate. Alike, the film’s 17-year-old protagonist, sits in her high school’s hallway within earshot of a group of pretty, popular girls talking about the things that pretty, popular girls tend to talk about: who kicked it with whom at what party. The conversation creeps around to “AGs” (a slang term, for lesbians who identify as “aggressive”—think butch, but more black). One of the girls casually mentions that some AGs, like Alike, are cute—if only she’d be harder.
Moments like these help bring home one of the Rees’s biggest achievements with the critically acclaimed film: turning what was once taboo (openly gay teens) into something that’s painfully ordinary (kids struggling to fit in). “Pariah,” which opened with an impressive limited release this past weekend, is Rees’s semi-autobiographic tale of a shy but determined teenage poet growing up in middle class Brooklyn. Alike is comfortable enough with her sexuality, but she’s still uncertain of how to wear it. Tougher still is the work that must be done to bring her family and closest friends into the fold, especially when they’re already waging battles against their own personal demons. The film hinges on the belief that there’s no one way to be young, or black, or queer. And while it’s a struggle to come into any identity, those fights are always punctuated by moments of resilience and triumph.
What’s special about “Pariah” is that it, for the most part, successfully tells many stories at once. Alike’s struggle to live openly with her family is the most prominent. But there’s also her socially isolated mother and her bitter, but protective father. And there are the stories that turn on the underreported brutality hundreds of thousands of queer youth of color face each year.
this seems absolutely worth seeing! The end line in the preview about “I am not broken; I am free” gave me shivers the way she delivered it…
Why aren’t we talking about Kim Wayans turn from comedy to a dramatic role in the film Pariah? Or just this film in general?
“The debut feature from Dee Rees (whose short-film take on this story won fest awards a couple of years ago), Pariah centers on Alike, a lesbian teen who leaves plenty of hints but balks at explicitly telling her church-going parents she likes girls.” (via)
I cried during the trailer so this is going to be another sobbing during the credits experience.
You ever see something so good you start mean mugging it?
So, where can I go see this?