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Pariah (Free Film Screening)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Vinegar Hill Theater

Pariah (2011) is an acclaimed film about first love & black queer Identity in Brooklyn. A coming of age/coming out film, Pariah tells the story of Alike, a 17-year-old African American teen who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn. The tension in the home from her parents' strained marriage increases whenever Alike's sexual identity becomes a topic of discussion. Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity - sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward. The discussion after the film will be led by Charlene Green, Director, Charlottesville Human Rights Commission.

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Furious Women on Film: A Free Series About Badass Women is sponsored by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, Light House Studio at Vinegar Hill Theater, UVA Arts & the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts, and UVA Department of Media Studies. This series aims to remind us of—and in many cases, to celebrate—the myriad ways that women fight back against the hostile climate in which they live and work. The selected films represent different genres, elevating marginalized voices (race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class) with both female and male directors. Talkback sessions will follow each screening.