Oxford Pride presents: Pariah15

Directed by Dee Rees | USA | 2011 | 1h 26m | Starring Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker, Charles Parnell

A teenage girl growing up in Brooklyn navigates the emotional minefields of first love, heartache, and the disapproval of her family as she explores her sexual identity. A trailblazing coming-of-age drama told from the perspective of a Black lesbian girl, examining the importance of friendship and creative outlets in growing up and finding self-acceptance.

One-off screening introduced by Oxford Pride as part of LGBTQ History Month.

Reviews

‘A film with a universal sensitivity that relates the pangs of first love, the desirous ache of adolescent sexuality and the excitement of not just discovering yourself but finding those kindred spirits with whom you can share your life.’
★★★★
Kevin Jagernauth, IndieWire

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We showed Oxford Pride presents: Pariah between February 8, 2023 and February 8, 2023.

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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!