Sundance hit 'Pariah' heads to theaters [video]
One of the breakout films at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the lesbian tale 'Pariah" hits theaters on Dec. 28. Dee Rees' coming-of-age story was shot on a shoestring budget but made a splash in the snowy precincts of Utah earlier this year, where it was picked up by Focus Features.
Rees, who was mentored by Spike Lee on the film, tells of a young black woman named Alike (Adepero Oduye) grappling with her sexuality, an unforgiving mother and other complexities as she grows up in a New York neighborhood.
In this exclusive clip, Rees shows Alike arriving home after a night out and her mother's tentative, clumsy attempts to bond with her daughter.
-- Steven Zeitchik
Photo: Adepero Oduye in "Pariah." Credit: Focus Features