After black coffee for me and black tea for her, Ankita assembled our year’s first meal: black-eyed peas with tempeh bacon, swiss chard with onions and vinegar, and rice with saffron (this time without turmeric, as we’d forgotten to get some to add to it). It never gets old, sitting together food that looks like both of us, and that draws on who we are and what we choose to be and how we choose to live.
We found our way later on to the Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco and saw “Pariah,” the debut movie from director Dee Rees. It’s a powerful story, one you must see if you get the chance.
- REVIEW: Dee Rees’ “Pariah” (boldaslove.us)
- A Brooklyn Girl Who’s Just Not Frilly (movies.nytimes.com)
- ‘Pariah’ director Dee Rees confronts disapproval (sfgate.com)
- ‘Pariah’ review: Brooklyn girl heeds her heart (sfgate.com)
- Film: Movie Review: Pariah (avclub.com)
- Kim Wayans and Adepero Oduye discuss ‘Pariah’ (thegrio.com)
- ‘Pariah’s’ Scene Stealer (thedailybeast.com)