WHO’S IN IT?
Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), Dennis Haysbert (24), Tessa Thompson (Selma), Kyle Gallner (Jennifer’s Body), Brittany Curran (13 Going On 30), Marque Richardson (Detention), Malcolm Barrett (Larry Crowne), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men), Brandon Bell (Hollywood Heights), Peter Syvertsen (A Simple Plan), Justin Dobies (film debut), Brandon Alter (The People’s Agency), Keith Myers (Girls Never Call), Naomi Ko (film debut), Kate Gaulke (Studio Luma), Ashley Blaine Featherson (film debut), Jemar Michael (Faux), Courtney Sauls (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Justin Simien (film debut), director, writer, producer; Effie Brown (The Inheritance), Ann Le (film debut), Julia Lebedev (The Good Doctor), Angel Lopez (film debut) and Lena Waithe (film debut), producers; Kathryn Bostic (Middle of Nowhere), composer; Topher Osborn (Cedar, Pine and Corn), cinematographer; Phillip J. Bartell (Backwards), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
At the prestigious and predominantly white Winchester University, student Sam White (Thompson) causes a stir on campus with her sharp-tongued radio show entitled “Dear White People” which criticises the racist assumptions and transgressions of her fellow white peers. From there, tensions rise amongst the numerous black students concerning their identities and aspirations that must fall in line with an overly-PC world, leading to a violent confrontation when the white faculty choose a controversial theme for their annual party…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Dear White People is a sharp, witty and timely social satire concerning the struggle between black and white authority, making it an effective debut from award-winning writer-director Justin Simien.