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Clark Park Film Showing: PARIAH

co-sponsored by: Permanent Wave Philly & Philadelphia International Action Center
Friday, September 7th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Clark Park (45th & Regent) This showing is FREE and outdoors. Bring your own popcorn, snacks, blankets and chairs. This is the last film of the 2012 Clark Park Summer Film Series, so come out!

A rousing success at its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this deeply felt human drama features Adepero Oduye as Alike (pronounced “ah-lee-kay”), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura, she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity. (2011; 86 minutes) Watch trailer here.