• Release Date: December 28, 2011
  • Run Time: 1 hr 26 min
  • Rating: R - sexual content and language
  • Cast: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis
  • Director: Dee Rees
  • Genre: Art House/Foreign, Drama

Synopsis: Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced “ah-lee-kay”), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker), she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity.