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dee rees_icon-01Dee Rees: Choosing The Hard Things


  • 2011
  • Directed By: Dee Rees
  • Rated R
  • Drama
  • 126 Minutes
  1. Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Pariah

Regrettably, Dee Rees has cancelled her trip to Indiana on November 16 due to an unforeseen shift in her schedule around the release of her film Mudbound.

IU Cinema's screenings of Mudbound (2017) and Pariah (2011) will continue as scheduled without her attendance. The Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program on November 16 at 3:00 p.m. is cancelled.

IU Cinema is excited to be one of a very small number of venues given the opportunity to screen Mudbound theatrically before it premieres on Netflix on November 17. Regretting her absence, Dee Rees will provide a special video introduction to the film.

Alike is a 17-year-old African American woman who lives with her family in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry and is a good high-school student. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of Laura—her sometimes-boisterous best friend and out-lesbian—Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. At home, her parents’ marriage is strained, and there is further tension around Alike’s sexuality. Unsure as to how much she can confide in her family, she strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity. (2K DCP Presentation)