Screenings with Meanings – “PARIAH”

Aurora Borin – photo by the Crag & Canyon

Join us on Wednesday July 18 at 7:00 pm for the first in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Pariah” hosted by Aurora Borin

Aurora describes herself as a musician, a geek, (a huge geek), a feminist, a queer, and a girl. She plays the piano, sings, dances, loves dragons, finds inspiration and comfort in nature and she is a fierce advocate for marginalised people

Aurora got to live 30 years of a her life as a boy, and just wants the world to be a better place.




In this 2011 film, Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American in Brooklyn who is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian.  Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. At home, her parents’ marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike’s development becomes a topic of discussion. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward. — (adapted from Pariah(C) Official Site)

Rating: R (for sexual content and language)