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    Pariah - written and directed by Dee Rees

    Most of this review was written after screening the film at the Toronto Film Festival.  It has been augmented.

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    Honor Roll 2011 | 'Pariah' Breakout Adepero Oduye

    Dee Rees' feature directorial debut "Pariah," starring relative newcomer Adepero Oduye, kicked the 2011 Sundance Film Festival off right by earning a standing ovation on the event's opening night. A coming-of-age drama that centers on Alike (Oduye), a 17-year-old girl coming to ter...

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    Interview with Adepero Oduye star of Pariah

    This is the week when Pariah starts to roll out and I can't say emphatically enough that when this film comes to your town, you must see it.

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    Video(s) of the Day: This Year's Best Performers Go Evil for NYT

    The New York Times brought some of this year's most acclaimed performers together for a trip to the dark side for their magazine's annual Hollywood issue. In a series of videos, spearheaded by the magazine's design director Arem Duplessis and directed by artist Alex Prager, stars in...

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    Where are the Women at the Indie Spirit Nominations?

    I just got back from a meeting and broke open the list of indie spirit nominees for 2012 and I am utterly dispirited at the lack of female voices throughout the categories. 

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    TIFF '11 Review: 'Pariah' Is So Much More Than Just This Year's 'Precious'

    Listen, we understand that sometimes in order to get some attention, indie films need glib comparisons and word out of Sundance this year was that Dee Rees' "Pariah" was this year's "Precious." However, not only is "Pariah" nothing like "Precious", it is so much better and so much more rewarding than anything Lee Daniels' "achieved" with his hysterical, exploitative, ghetto soap opera porno. Real in ways few movies ever are, "Pariah" mixes the coming out and coming-of-age story and pitches it against the backdrop of an African-American family adapting to the shifting cultural sexual tides. The result is a film that is warm and raw, sometimes ...

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    Watch: Trailer For Sundance Pick, 'Pariah' -- Is This 'Precious' For 2011?

    We're really not sure what's up with the Indigo Girls meets Sarah McLachlan acoustic song that's going on in the beginning of this trailer (ok, we do, but really?), but "Pariah," a 2011 drama that was shown at Sundance 2011 to major acclaim, subsequently picked up by Focus Features, looks pretty dam...

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    We're So Over Jennifer Lawrence: 5 Actresses Who Broke Out At Sundance 2011

    Every year, the Sundance Film Festival serves not only as a showcase of the best of independent cinema from around the world, but as a strong indicator of some of the rising talent likely to make waves in future years. As much as the festival showcases young writers and directors, it's for its insta...

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