Justin Simien’s debut feature film Dear White People takes a satirical look at “post-racial” identity politics at the fictional Ivy League college Winchester University. The story follows a group of black students as they negotiate the complexities of college life, ambition and love at a predominately white institution where conceptions of “being black” are a ready source of controversy and conflict.
GENRE: Comedy, Drama
DIRECTOR: Justin Simien
WRITER: Justin Simien
PRODUCER: Effie Brown, Justin Simien, Lena Waithe, Angel Lopez, Ann Le, Julia Lebedev
CAST: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner
CLASSIFICATION: M – Coarse language, sexual references and drug use
DURATION: 110 minutes