Apparently this movie was a bit of a hit at Sundance. It’s not hard to see why.
Race relations are a difficult topic to tackle and a satire is often the best way to approach difficult topics, and a satire with the level of comic timing and energy that this trailer has could be an amazing thing to behold. It’s almost hard to believe this is writer/director Justin Simien’s debut as the voice is so developed and spot on. So basically I am saying you should probably see it when it comes out 17th October.
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”
Dear White People stars rising talents Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris,” Peeples), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, “Veronica Mars”), Teyonah Parris (“Mad Men,” They Came Together), Brandon P. Bell (“Hollywood Heights”), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, CBGB), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker), Brittany Curran (“Chicago Fire”), Marque Richardson (“The Newsroom”) and Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Far From Heaven).