Film Pariah + To Be Free Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Feb 20, 2019
  • 7PM
Running Time: 99min

The multitalented Adepero Oduye delivers a bracing performance in Dee Rees’ Fort Greene-set lesbian coming of age drama and directs a soul-stirring imagining of a Nina Simone showstopper.

+ Post-screening discussion with Adepero Oduye, moderated by Natalie Erazo
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)


Dir. Dee Rees
With Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis
2011, 86min, DCP


The breakout feature from Mudbound director Dee Rees features a bracing performance from Adepero Oduye as Alike, a seventeen-year-old lesbian growing up in Fort Greene who experiences both first love and family rejection as she tests the waters of her sexuality. Shot in beautifully textured images by Bradford Young, Pariah is “a uniquely pop-culture savvy, sex-positive queer womanist vision, where Audre Lorde quotes and Khia songs played in strip clubs sit comfortably next to one another” (Grace Barber-Plentie, BFI).

To Be Free

Dir. Adepero Oduye
With Oduye
2017, 13min, DCP


Nina Simone takes the stage for a defiant, soul-stirring performance.