Dear White People Poster

Release Date: October 17th, 2014

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2015

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
A campus culture war between blacks and whites at a predominantly white school comes to a head when the staff of a humor magazine stages an offensive Halloween party.

Cast: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P Bell, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Justin Dobies

Director: Justin Simien

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Duly Noted Inc.

Distributors: Roadside Attractions, Lionsgate Films

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  • Simien intensifies the impact of both action and dialogue with a self-reflexive directorial style that creates a marginally heightened sense of reality, revealing more about characters' motivations than would conventionally be expected. show more

  • The four main actors, all uniformly excellent, can wrap their tongues around Simien's verbose dialogue, but some of the minor actors have a harder time, resulting in several jokes falling flat. show more

  • Dear White People isn't perfect. And yet the flaws really don't matter. This is the best film about college life in a long time, satiric or straight, comedy or drama. show more

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