The satirical series based on the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name continues to. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in. Four black students attend an ivy league college where a riot breaks out over an africanamerican themed party thrown by white students. A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an ivy league college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive blackface party thrown by white students. Dear white people follows the stories of four black students at winchester university.
Dear white people, about racial hypocrisy at a college. The provocative, oftmisunderstood title speaks to a sense of urgency all by itself, and digging into the episodes reveals vivid arguments and. Tessa thompson plays sam, a radical mixedrace woman who has a popular studentradio slot called dear white people, mocking white liberals pretensions. Series creator justin simien wrote and directed the independent spirit award winning film of the same name. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in postracial america while weaving a universal story of forging ones unique path in the world. The film focuses on escalating racial tensions at a fictitious, prestigious ivy league college from the perspective of several black students. As college radio host samantha white leads the outcry over a blackface party on campus, a revelation about her love life puts her in an awkward spot. At a predominantly white ivy league college, a group of black students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination. Published on jul 22, 2014 the official trailer for dear white people, a satire about being a black face in a white place. Dear white people 2014 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Winner of the 2014 sundance film festivals special jury award for breakthrough talent, dear white people is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of obama. Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white ivy league university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, dear white people is a sendup of the now post postracial america. Justin simien, the filmmaker behind bad hair and dear white people, has signed with caa. A film guide that looks at dear white people 2014, exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
How a pivotal dear white people scene became black as. Buoyed by his frontpage story on the party, shy reporter lionel begins to come out of his shell and embrace his true identity. To give you some background, samantha white tessa thompson is a radical, outspoken film student who runs a radio show entitled you guessed. Dear white people 2014 r 1 hour and 48 minutes tessa thompson, tyler james williams, teyonah parris and brandon p.
A satire about being a black face in a white place. The show, netflixs adaptation of justin simiens 2014 critically acclaimed film of the same name. The show, netflixs adaptation of justin simien s 2014 critically acclaimed film of the same name. Dear white people follows the stories of four black students at winchester university, where a riot breaks out over a popular african american themed party thrown by a white fraternity. Synopsis a satire about being a black face in a white place. Dear white people attempts to complicate that by illustrating both the destructive ends of bigoted speech and the usefulness of speech in advancing marginalized causes. Dear white people is the name of justin simiens first feature film, and ill say right away that it is as smart and fearless a debut as i have seen from an american filmmaker in quite. The film s writer and director, justin simien, returned to write and direct episodes of the series. The synopsis and film take many cues from the ucsd compton cookout, an event run by one african american but attended by ucsds predominately white and asian student body. Through an absurdist lens, dear white people utilizes biting irony. Dear white people letterboxd social film discovery. Simien, who wrote and directed the episodewhich picks up where his 2014 film dear white people left offwas inspired. Samantha white films a dear black people party hosted by pastiche, a student magazine group hosted by white students. Dear white people is an american comedydrama television series on netflix that follows several black college students at an ivy league institution, touching on issues surrounding modern american race relations.
As it turns out, the sundance hit is a wickedly sharp satire about race relations in supposedly america. It was later developed into a netflix television program, now in its third season. Dear white people is a 2014 american comedydrama film, written, directed and coproduced by justin simien. The new film dear white people is a satire about race relations and racial identity, set on a fictional ivy league campus.
The event itself went fine, but news about it prompted a massive uproar on campus. It stars tyler james williams, tessa thompson, teyonah parris. Through an absurdist lens, dear white people utilizes biting irony, selfdeprecation and sometimes brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today, all the while leading with laughter. To give you some background, samantha white tessa thompson is a radical, outspoken film student who runs a radio show entitled you guessed dear white people. Dear white people director justin simien signs with caa. Director justin simien is the creator of the controversiallytitled film dear white people. Dear white people is a satire addressed to everyone.1002 1543 757 420 371 1539 1249 90 765 1063 821 371 1076 1517 639 610 1406 216 143 255 442 1541 676 273 1329 1133 1370 810 1426 507 1022 1161 613 76 872