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Dee Rees

Black Women Directors at the Helm

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

We can all imagine the determination it took to kick through the glass ceiling for these talented women of color film directors.

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

Cinderella Redux at the Oscars

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women
Susan Celia Greenfield

The bad mother-daughter bond is an old familiar story. And I mean old. Throughout narrative history, mother characters have been evil or dead or both.

A Sister Outsider in Pariah

Irene Monroe | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Seldom do I see my image anywhere, and certainly not portrayed in non-stereotypical and non-heterosexist ways on the silver screen. But Dee Rees' semi-autobiographical Pariah gives me a glimpse of my younger self growing up in Brooklyn.

Brennan Williams

'Pariah' Stars Open Up On Film's Powerful Meaning

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices

After garnering recognition during the Sundance Film Festival last year, director Dee Rees' coming-of-age drama "Pariah" is trickling out into theater...

Kia Makarechi

Dee Rees On Hollywood's Race Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

For all the talk of "liberal Hollywood," diversity is not among the movie industry's strengths. Dee Rees, the director of "Pariah," a semi-autobiog...

'Pariah' Takes Raw, Dreamlike Look At Lesbian Teen's Coming Out

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.05.2012 | Gay Voices

-- "Pariah," writer-director Dee Rees' feature debut, achieves a difficult, intriguing balance. It's at once raw and dreamlike, specific to a particu...

Movie Review: Pariah

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This year has produced two films that explore minority attitudes toward sexuality: Rashaad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road, and now Dee Rees' Pariah, which explores the life of one young black woman whose parents are in deep denial about the fact that she's a lesbian.

LISTEN: Director Dee Rees And Actress Adepero Oduye Talk 'Pariah'

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Pariah is writer/director Dee Rees' debut feature film, based on her award-winning 2007 short film of the same name. In Pariah, Alike, beautifully played by Adepero Oduye, is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian.

Toronto Diary: Keira, Viggo and Newcomer Dee Rees

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Attending a film festival is not ALL about sleep deprivation, caffeine, standing on endless lines in germ-y spaces, and brainstorming to avoid cliches in reviews. There's also a raft of parties clamoring for my presence.