After receiving high praise at the 2014 Sundance Festival, earning the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Talent. “Dear White People” has finally been given the green light and will hit theaters this fall, on October 17th.
The film, written and directed by Justin Simien, is a satirical film about being a black face in a white place. According to the official Facebook page for the film, “Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in ‘post-racial’ America, while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.”
The film stars Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men) and Brandon Bell (Hollywood Heights).
Watch the “Dear White People” trailer below, and tell us what you think! Do you plan to see it this fall?