Director: Justin Simien
Stars: Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Dennis Haysbert, Kyle Gallner, Brittany Curran, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Justin Dobies
Release date: October 17
Dear White People heralds itself as a "satire about being a black face in a white place," taking a provocative, witty, and timely approach to comment on contemporary issues black students experience in what some people would call a supposedly "post-racial" world. Focusing on a group of black students at a predominantly white university, Dear White People takes a hilarious and controversial look at the students' reactions to a racist themed party thrown on campus one weekend at the fictional Winchester College.
This provocative satire premiered at Sundance in January, after an Indiegogo campaign raised over $40,000 to fund the project in 2012. With its sharp dialog and tongue-in-cheek social commentary, Dear White People has the power to reinvent the landscape of "black movies" currently premiering in Hollywood. —Brooke Marine