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New Digital Restoration! A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (aka: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN) • February 23 & 24

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

In Our View: Films by African American WomenRepertory Series ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)


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(2011) dir Dee Rees w/Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse, Kim Wayans [86 min; DCP]
Acclaimed indie filmmaker Dee Rees’ breakout film is the gorgeously-shot portrait of an African American lesbian teenager struggling to come to terms with her sexuality, the concerns of her strict, religious mother, and her desire to choose her own path in life.

“‘Pariah’ feels a lot like life, at its most confusing, contradictory and exhilarating.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“In her fearless, world-here-I-am! debut Pariah, writer-director Dee Rees demonstrates, with simplicity and verve, that there’s no substitute for authenticity.” – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

“A moving story that’s told with intelligence, heart and a working knowledge of the real world we live in.” – Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

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at 8:00 10:00 PM

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