PARIAH: 10th Anniversary - NewFest


A decade since its release, Academy Award nominee Dee Rees’ debut feature remains an enduring exploration of a Black, queer ​​17-year-old


A decade since its release, this powerful portrait of a young lesbian coming into her own continues to be celebrated as a monumental influence by critics and filmmakers alike. The debut feature from Academy Award nominee Dee Rees (MUDBOUND) remains an enduring exploration of the inner and outer lives of ​​17-year-old Alike (Adepero Oduye, in a breakthrough performance) as she navigates her burgeoning sexuality, familial frustrations, and talents as a poet in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene.

PARIAH occupies an essential place in queer and Black film canon, and is undeniably one of the 21st century’s greatest films.

Cast: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis

Please note: this film will not be playing virtually

Presented in partnership with Harlem SGL LGBTQ Center


Dee Rees