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Every Fourth Sunday of the month, Fuse will be presenting a celebrated film from Queer cinema. After the film, we'll have trivia, discussions about the movie and the evolution of the depiction of lgbtqia+ characters over the last 50 years. 

Join us! 


February's film is Pariah

Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover, but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents' marriage already strained. When Alike's mother presses her to befriend a colleague's daughter (Aasha Davis), Alike finds the gal to be a pleasant companion.


African-American Film Critics Association

  • Best Picture (runner-up)

  • Best Independent Film (Winner)

  • Best Breakthrough Performance, Adepero Oduye (Winner)

Black Reel Awards

  • Best Picture (Nominated)

  • Best Director: Dee Rees, (Nominated)

  • Best Actress: Adepero Oduye, (Nominated)

  • Best Screenplay: Dee Rees, (Nominated)

  • Best Supporting Actress:

    • Kim Wayans, (Nominated)

    • Pernell Walker, (Nominated)

  • Best Ensemble, (Nominated)

  • Best Breakthrough Performance:

    • Kim Wayans, (Nominated)

    • Adepero Oduye, (Winner)


Black Film Critics Circle

  • Best Picture (runner-up)

  • Best Director: (Dee Rees), Winner

  • Best Original Screenplay: (Dee Rees), Winner

  • Best Independent Film, Winner

  • Best Breakthrough Performance: (Adepero Oduye), Winner

Independent Spirit Awards

  • Best Female Lead, Adepero Oduye (Nominated)

  • John Cassavetes Award (Winner)

44th NAACP Image Awards

  • Outstanding Independent Motion Picture (Winner)

  • Outstanding Motion Picture (Nominated)

  • Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture:

    • Adepero Oduye (Nominated)

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:

    • Charles Parnell  (Nominated)

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:

    • Kim Wayans (Nominated)

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