“There isn’t a right way to be black”

 

Have you seen a sneak preview of Justin Simien’s film ‘Dear White People‘? Recently awarded the Sundance 2014 U.S. ‘Dramatic Special Jury Award’ for Breakthrough Talent, Simien turns stereotypical cliches of what it means to be black in America into a visually beautiful and stimulating satire that is sure to awaken all of your cinematic senses and most of all your funny bone.

 

Synopsis:

 

Remember when Black movies didn’t necessarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason? No? Damn…

 


Well believe it or not there was a time when “Black Art-House” was a thing. When movies like Do The Right Thing, Hollywood Shuffle, and Boyz In The Hood were breaking box office records as well as making us laugh, cry, and think in ways movies hadn’t before. 

 

The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back…

 

 

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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.

 

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“Culture is ubiquitous. From the time a person is born, television, movies, cliques in school and Abercrombie and Fitch ads subtlety suggest to them on a subconscious level who they should and should not be due to their race, gender, looks and sexual orientation (just to name a few). Identity is a powerful concept. It can open up potential and it can severely limit it.”  -Writer/Director/Producer Justin Simien

 

Updates on 'Dear White People' here