Focus Features | Release Date: December 28, 2011
Summary: Adepero Oduye, who had earlier starred in the short film, portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur and younger sister Sharonda in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the sometimes boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura, Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. At home, her parents’ marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike’s development becomes a topic of discussion. Pressed by her mother into making the acquaintance of a colleague’s daughter, Bina, Alike finds Bina to be unexpectedly refreshing to socialize with. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward. (Focus Features)
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Runtime: 86 min
Rating: Rated R for sexual content and language
Official Site: http://www.focusfeatures.com/pariah
Production: Sundial Pictures
Genres: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 24, 2012
Director Credit
Dee Rees Director
Writer Credit
Dee Rees Writer
Cast Credit
Aasha Davis Bina
Adepero Oduye Alike
Afton Williamson Mika
Charles Parnell Arthur
Joey Auzenne Math Teacher
Kim Sykes Mrs. Singletary
Kim Wayans Audrey
Loren Hankin Personal Cheerleader
Natalie Carter Rowdy Co-Worker #1
Nina Daniels Gina
Pernell Walker Laura
Raymond Anthony Thomas Mack
Sahra Mellesse Sharonda
Shamika Cotton Candace
Zabryna Guevara Mrs. Alvarado
Producer Credit
Ann Bradley Executive Producer
Benjamin Weber Executive Producer
Jeff Robinson Executive Producer
Joey Carey Executive Producer
Mary Jane Skalski Executive Producer
Miles Maker Consulting Producer
Nekisa Cooper Producer
Sam Martin Executive Producer
Spike Lee Executive Producer
Stefan Nowicki Executive Producer
Susan Lewis Executive Producer