Dear White People

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Release Date: October 17, 2014 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: February 10, 2015

R | 1h 40m | Comedy, Drama

Declared as a satire for the Obama generation, the film follows the fallout of four black students after white students at an Ivy League college throw an "African American" themed party. Student activist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) makes waves when she creates a show called “Dear White People,” and runs for president of all-black residential hall Parker-Armstrong.

Meanwhile, Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams), who knows very little about black culture despite being black, finds himself in a difficult situation when he's put in charge of covering the racial controversy for the newspaper of the otherwise all-white school.

Director: Justin Simien
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Producer(s): Angel Lopez, Ann Le, Effie Brown, Julia Lebedev, Justin Simien, Lena Waithe
Cast: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Brandon P. Bell, Teyonah Parris
Writer(s): Justin Simien
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