October 17, 2014
Studio: Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions
Director: Justin Simien
MPAA Rating: R (for language, sexual content and drug use)
Screenwriter: Justin Simien
Starring: Dennis Haysbert, Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Kyle Gallner, Brittany Curran, Malcolm Barrett, Teyonah Parris, Marque Richardson, Brandon P. Bell
Copyright Holder: N/A
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.