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PARIAH wins GLAAD Outstanding Film Award

On Saturday March 24 at the Mariott Marquis in New York City, PARIAH was honored at the 23rd Annual Glaad Media Awards.  In a ceremony hosted two stars of "Glee," Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith, Dee Rees' PARIAH won for Outstanding Film - Limited Release. PARIAH stars Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans were on hand to accept the award.


Time Magazine recently put together their gallery of Great Performances with a few lovely shots of recent Focus Features stars, including Christopher Plummer, Adepero Oduye, Michael Fassbender and Jessica Chastain. You can see a slide show of all the stars, luminously shot by Sebastian Kim, here.  In addition there is a series of videos, including one from BEGINNER's Oscar-nominated Christopher Plummer and PARIAH's Adepero Oduye. 


In a lovely little video, the very chic writer/director of PARIAH, Dee Rees, talks to Italian Vogue about the film, herself and the path she took to get PARIAH on the screen. See the whole video here.

Seven NAACP Image Awards for PARIAH

The NAACP Image Awards announced the nominees for the 43rd Image Awards, and PARIAH was recognized with a whooping seven nominations. Here they are: (1) Outstanding Motion Picture; (2) Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Adepero Oduye); (3) Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Charles Parnell); (4) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Kim Wayans); (5) Outstanding Independent Motion Picture; (6) Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture - Theatrical or Television (Dee Rees); Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture - Theatrical or Television (Dee Rees).

The 43rd Image Awards will be broadcast live on Feb 17 during a two-hour telecast on NBC.

Kim Wayans on "Chelsea Lately"

PARIAH star Kim Wayans joined Chelsea Handler on her show "Chelsea Lately" on Tuesday, January 17.

Dee Rees on CBC

On Canada’s CBC, PARIAH’s writer and director joined host George Stroumboulopoulos to talk about her self and her film. Profiles PARIAH

In "Opening up hearts and minds" in The Boston Globe, James H. Burnett III profiles PARIAH's writer/director Dee Rees and its star Adepero Oduye. It's a smart piec...

AutoStraddle Covers PARIAH

Gabrielle at doesn't mince words. Her headline is "PARIAH Just Might Change The World: The Autostraddle Interviews." It's a powerful and personal take on the film in which she writes...

Psychology Today Finds PARIAH Very Sane

In a piece on, Ravi Chandra brings a different slant to thinking about Dee Rees PARIAH. He brings a psychological perspective on the main character Alike and what the film means to modern audiences....

The Root Connects to Dee Rees

In The Root, Linda Villarosa's article, "PARIAH Filmmaker Scores Acclaim," looks at Dee Rees journey in getting PARIAH made. But as much as this story is about her, Rees is quick to thank her collaborators...

Kim Wayans opens up at

In, Christina Radish speaks to PARIAH star Kim Wayans about taking on the role of Audrey, the mother of Alike (Adepero Oduye). Fascinating piece that dives into the complex route...

The Grio Focuses on PARIAH

On The Grio, PARIAH stars Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayons talk with host Chris Witherspoon about Dee Rees poignant coming-of-age story.


At, PARIAH writer/director sits down with Ronke Idowu Reeves to talk about her experience in making this remarkable first feature. There's a fascinating part where Dee recounts how they cast the amazing Kim Wayans to play the part of Audrey, the mother of Alike (Adepero Oduye)... All PARIAH

In Clayton Perry's Q&A -- "Dee Rees: The Young, Black & Gifted Brainchild Behind The Movie PARIAH -- in, the writer/director of PARIAH opens up about the ins and out of making her celebrated feature...

PARIAH Adepero Oduye's Cool VIBE

At VIBE, GangStarr Girl spoke with the charming star of PARIAH Adepero Oduye about her life the life of her character in Dee Rees poetic coming-of-age tale. Just like her character, Oduye has been some hard decisions in her life about who...

Dee Rees speaks with Richard Peña at Lincoln Center

The writer and director of PARIAH, Dee Rees, sat down recently and spoke with Richard Peña, Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, to talk about the making of PARIAH. The film opens Elinor Bunin Film Center at Lincoln Center on December 28.

Shadow and Act: 10 Questions for Adepero Oduye

Tambay from Indiewire's Shadow and Act got to ask PARIAH star Adepero Oduye 10 questions, although there aren't exactly 10 questions. Close enough.

New York Times Magazine: Adepero Oduye as Bonnie Parker

In a special interactive piece for the New York Times Magazine Hollywood issue, "Touch of Villiany From the Year's Best Performers," many actors whose performances were just so good got a chance to be really bad, classic villainy bad, that is. PARIAH's Adepero Oduye acted out the classic machine gun scene from BONNE & CLYDE as....

Next Step, Spirit Awards

Melena Ryzik, in the New York Times awards blog "The Carpet Bagger," highlighted Mike Mills' sweet and thoughtful BEGINNERS' recent triumph at the Gotham Awards with the lead,,,,

Hitfix: Focus' "Big Night" at Gothams

Kristopher Tapley of HitFix highlighted in his headline "Focus Features has a big night at the Gothams" the results of the Independent Filmmaker Project's 21st Gotham Awards held in New York City on Monday 29, 2011....