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Justin Simien's 'Dear White People' Teaser!


The first teaser trailer to the much anticipated directorial debut by Justin Simien, Dear White People, has arrived everyone! I first heard about it when it won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough talent award at Sundance this past year. I'm so glad that Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions has acquired all the U.S. and Canadian rights to bring this very special film to us. The film is based on Simien's own experiences at a predominately white university, which centers on four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular "African American" themed party thrown by white students. 

I don't know about you but this is an insanely great premise considering that even though the story may sound a bit ludicrous, this kind of shit happens far too often than it should. Just by the teaser, it seems like Simien has delivered a razor sharp and tongue in cheek exploration and open discussion about racial identity in a so-called "post-racial" America. This teaser is so deliciously appetizing that it definitely quenches my thirst for a film that discusses diversity and race in our seemingly progressed society. The film stars Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), Tessa Thompson, Tetonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, and Naomi Ko! Dear White People will come out October 17th! (It can't come soon enough!)

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