Powerful Trailer For Sundance Favorite ‘Pariah’

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Dee Rees’ Pariah is sure to draw comparisons to 2009′s Precious for it’s unflinching look at a very real issue.  Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced “ah-lee-kay”), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. She is eager to find a girlfriend and wonders how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity.

Check out the trailer below, there is no release date yet but should be TBA 2011.