Coming-of-age story about a teenager in Brooklyn who is finding her own identity as a black woman and a lesbian while also juggling the expectations of her religious mother and traditional father.
Cast and Crew
- Written and directed by Dee Rees
- Stars Adepero Oduye as Alike
- Charles Parnell as Arthur
- Kim Wayans as Audrey
- Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival
- Also selected for the Toronto Film Festival
- Won an Independent Spirit Award and Image Award
- “So what we’re seeing here is the emergence of a promising writer-director, an actor and a cinematographer who are all exciting, and have cared to make a film that seeks helpful truths.” — Roger Ebert
- “This invigoratingly fresh, optimistic film - which features the breathtaking debuts of director Dee Rees and leading lady Adepero Oduye - plunges the audience into a world that’s both tough and tender, vivid and grim, drenched in poetry and music and pain and discovery.” — Washington Post
- Format: Blu-ray
- Number of discs: 1
- Run time: 87 minutes
- Rated: R
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