In this semi-autobiographical drama, screenwriter newcomer Dee Rees tells the story of a 17-year-old African-American girl, Alike and her struggle with her sexuality.
As a gifted poet, Alike finds solitude and an avenue to escape from the pressures of family and friends through her writing.
The Denver Film Festival continues until Nov. 14. For more information on movie times and tickets visit http://www.denverfilm.org/festival/index.aspx?detect=yes.
Anna Zook contributed to this report.
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