The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries • Pariah

Pariah

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We continue our 10 Year Anniversary series with Dee Rees’ 2011 film ‘Pariah.’ It was quite the breakout hit for her 10 years ago. How does it hold up today? And how has Dee used it to get her career off the ground? Tune in to hear our conversation about it!

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“I’m not running. I’m choosing.”

While in film school at NYU, Dee Rees directed a short film called Pariah that was essentially the first act of a feature script she was developing. Spike Lee, her professor and mentor, helped her get the feature version financed and in 2011, she released it to much acclaim. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our 10 Year Anniversary series with Rees’ feature version of her short film Pariah.

There’s a lot to discuss about Pariah, from the performances to the filmmaking style.

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