“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.” The movie has its commercial release on Friday, October 17–unfortunately not in the Princeton area. In the meantime, take a look at the trailers.
A. O. Scott, in his review of the movie, in the New York Times says, “This is in part a movie about racism, about how deeply white supremacy is still embedded in institutions that congratulate themselves on their diversity and tolerance.”
Terry Gross interviewed director, Justin Simien, on NPR’s Fresh Air on October…
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