October 17, 2014
Studio: Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions
Director: Justin Simien
MPAA Rating: R (for language, sexual content and drug use)
Screenwriter: Justin Simien
Starring: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Marque Richardson, Dennis Haysbert
A satire about being a black face in a very white place. "Dear White People" follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular 'African American' themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in 'post-racial' America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world.