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"Pariah" Cast & Crew Discuss The Film, Their Individual Contributions, Representation, Upcoming Projects, More...

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 27, 2011 at 1:57PM

If you've been reading this site over the last month or so, you would have already seen and read much of my coverage of the film's press day, including interviews with its cast and crew, spread out over several days, leading up to tomorrow's debut.
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If you've been reading this site over the last month or so, you would have already seen and read much of my coverage of the film's press day, including interviews with its cast and crew, spread out over several days, leading up to tomorrow's debut.

I noticed that other media sites are only now posting their Pariah press day coverage today, since the film opens tomorrow, December 28th. So, if you missed any of my past posts from the last 3 or 4 weeks, I've embedded most of them within this single post (or if you'd like to see it all again).

First, as a reminder, Dee Rees' award-winning feature film debut will make its commercial theatrical debut in 3 cities tomorrow; and a week later, January 6th, 2012, it'll expand to 6 more cities.

On December 28th, it'll open in New York (at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and Landmark Sunshine Cinema 5), in Los Angeles (at the ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood 14 & Dome), and in San Francsico (at the Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema 5).

A week later, January 6th it'll expand to 6 more cities: Cambridge, MA (at the Landmark Kendall Square Cinema 9), Chicago, IL (at the AMC River East 21 ETX, and Landmark Century Centre Cinema 7), Dallas, TX (at the Landmark Magnolia 5), San Diego, CA (at the Landmark Hillcrest 5), Seattle, WA (at the Landmark Harvard Exit Theatre 2), and finally Washington, DC (at the Landmark E-Street Cinema 8).

So there ya have it folks... if you live in any of the above 9 cities, you'll be one of the lucky ones who'll get to see the film during its first 2 weeks of release. So, enjoy the priviledge and take full advantage! The film should expand to other cities after. Visit its website for theater info.

Here's some of my coverage from the film's New York press day event... (there's some new stuff coming by the way)...

First the writer/director of the film, Dee Rees, played 10 Questions with me:

Here's a candid conversation with the star of the film Adepero Oduye chatting openly about a variety of issues related to the film, like how she prepped for her role by going to a lesbian party in character, her blossoming career as an actress, following her dream despite the odds, defeating expectations, learning to stay true to herself and not give into industry pressures (especially with respect to black actresses), what's next for her, and more:

And below, a wonderful video conversation with director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper, in which they discussed the film (obviously), covering its 6-year journey from feature idea, to short film, and then back to feature film again. 

Both of them were very forthcoming which made the time with them all-the-more pleasant and informative:

And below is co-star Kim Wayans; she talked about her participation in the film, how she got the role as Alike's (Adepero Oduye's), shall we say, rigidly conservative mother, all the attention she and the film have received since Sundance, what she's been up to since In Living Color went off the air, what she has coming up, what she'd love to do next, and more... 

And below, star Adepero Oduye plays 10... I mean 9 questions with me (we ran out of time, so I could only get 9 questions in):

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