Elle Lorraine (film debut), Vanessa Williams (Eraser), Jay Pharoah (Unsane), Lena Waithe (Ready Player One), Yaani King (The Prince and Me), Blair Underwood (Malibu’s Most Wanted), Laverne Cox (Promising Young Woman), Michelle Hurd (Girl Most Likely), Judith Scott (Guess Who), Robin Thede (County General), Ashley Blaine Featherson (Dear White People), Steve Zissis (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), MC Lyte (Patti Cake$), Kelly Rowland (Freddy vs. Jason), James Van Der Beek (The Rules of Attraction), Usher (Hustlers), Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne), Dahéli Hall (You, Me & The Circus), Moses Storm (The Lovebirds), Jon Gabrus (Awful Nice), Nicole Byer (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Justin Simien (film debut), Zaria Kelley (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Justin Simien (Dear White People), director, writer, producer; Julia Lebedev (Monsters and Men), Angel Lopez (State Like Sleep) and Eddie Vaisman (In a World…), producers; Kris Bowers (Green Book), composer; Topher Osborn (Candy Jar), cinematographer; Phillip J. Bartell (Miss You Already) and Kelly Matsumoto (Star Trek Beyond), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the late 1980s, Anna (Lorraine) is an ambitious young woman working in the image-obsessed world of music television. She is instructed to get a weave in order to move her career forward, and soon she enjoys her newfound ranking thanks to her new hairstyle – but soon, Anna discovers that the hair has taken on a life of its own, and even worse might have a taste for blood…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The newest film from Dear White People writer and director Justin Simien is a Get Out-style blend of outrageous horror-comedy and disturbing social commentary – oh, and in case you’re not completely sold yet, it’s also about a killer hairstyle.