Pariah (Criterion Collection) (Blu ray) [USA]

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Release Date: June 29, 2021
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Director: Dee Rees
Starring: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Afton Williamson, Nina Daniels
  • United States
  • 2011
  • 86 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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The path to living as one’s authentic self is paved with trials and tribulations in this revelatory, assured feature debut by Dee Rees—the all-too-rare coming-of-age tale to honestly represent the experiences of gay Black women. Grounded in the fine-grained specificity and deft characterizations of Rees’s script and built around a beautifully layered performance from Adepero Oduye, Pariah follows Brooklyn teenager Alike, who is dealing with the emotional minefields of both first love and heartache and the disapproval of her family as she navigates the expression of her gender and sexual identities within a system that does not make space for them. Achieving an aching intimacy with its subject through the expressive cinematography of Bradford Young, this deeply felt portrait finds strength in vulnerability and liberation in letting go.

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES​

  • 2K digital transfer, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between director Dee Rees and filmmaker and scholar Michelle Parkerson
  • New cast reunion featuring Rees, Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell, and Aasha Davis, moderated by scholar Jacqueline Stewart
  • New program on the making of the film, featuring Rees, cinematographer Bradford Young, production designer Inbal Weinberg, producer Nekisa Cooper, and editor Mako Kamitsuna, moderated by Stewart
  • New interview with film scholar Kara Keeling, author of ***** Times, Black Futures
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Cassie da Costa

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