Directed by Justin Simien
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“This lively and articulate campus-set comedy…heralds a fresh and funny new voice on the scene.” —Variety
Justin Simien’s directorial debut is a witty satire about African American students on a university campus (shot at the University of Minnesota), where a controversy over race breaks out when a contested student election sets in motion “a plot that is full of intrigue and surprise in a mood of sly, knowing satire” (New York Times). Nothing is simply black and white in this playful portrait of race and cultural identity on today’s campus. 2014, DCP, 100 minutes.
In person: Director Justin Simien, producer Effie Brown, actors Tyler James Williams and Tessa Thompson, and Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper.
Roadside Attractions will release Dear White People in theaters in Fall 2014.