• Moxie Cinema, Springfield
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    February 10, 2019 and February 11, 2019
  • Category: Film

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    February 10, 2019 and February 11, 2019
  • Mondays, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Sundays, 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Tickets available at the box office.
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Event Description

Sunday, 2/10 - 5:15pm
Monday, 2/11 - 7:30pm

Film Synopsis:
Adepero Oduye, who had earlier starred in the short film, portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur and younger sister Sharonda in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the sometimes boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura, 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. Pressed by her mother into making the acquaintance of a colleague’s daughter, Bina, Alike finds Bina to be unexpectedly refreshing to socialize with. 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.
Film Information:
Starring: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis
Director: Dee Rees
Genre(s): Drama
Rating: R
Running Time: 86 min.

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