The movie Dear White People has been given a limited release this weekend. Some of you may have already heard about it online but I'm sure most have not as the movie has not been widely publicized.The movie is a satire about "being a black face in a white place". Check out the trailer, a synopsis and the cities where it is playing at below:
Here's the trailer.
Here's a synopsis of the movie:
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety's annual "10 Directors to Watch." When Dear White People screened at MOMA's prestigious New Directors/New Films, the New York Times' A.O. Scott wrote, "Seeming to draw equal measures of inspiration from Whit Stillman and Spike Lee, but with his own tart, elegant sensibility very much in control, Mr. Simien evokes familiar campus stereotypes only to smash them and rearrange the pieces."
The unexpected election of activist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) as head of a traditionally black residence hall sets up a college campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black. While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative and polarizing radio show "Dear White People" to try to prevent the college from diversifying Armstrong Parker House, outgoing head-of-house Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P. Bell), son of the university's dean (Dennis Haysbert), defies his father's lofty expectations by applying to join the staff of Pastiche, the college's influential humor magazine. Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams), an Afro-sporting sci-fi geek, is recruited by the otherwise all-white student newspaper to go undercover and write about black culture—a subject he knows little about—while the aggressively assimilated Coco Conners (Teyonah Parris) tries to use the controversy on campus to carve out a career in reality TV.
But no one at Winchester University is prepared for Pastiche's outrageous, ill-conceived annual Halloween party, with its "unleash your inner Negro" theme throwing oil on an already smoldering fire of resentment and misunderstanding. When the party descends into riotous mayhem, everyone must choose a side.
Dear White People is written, directed and produced by Justin Simien. The film stars Tyler James Williams ("Everybody Hates Chris," Peeples), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, "Veronica Mars"), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, CBGB), Teyonah Parris ("Mad Men," They Came Together), Brandon P. Bell ("Hollywood Heights"), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker), Brittany Curran ("Chicago Fire"), Marque Richardson ("The Newsroom") and Dennis Haysbert ("24," Far From Heaven).
Here is where the movie is currently playing:
Phipps Plaza 14 3500 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30326
Midtown Art Cinemas 8 931 Monroe Dr NE C212 Atlanta, GA 30308
Atlantic Station Stadium 18 261 19th St NW #1250 Atlanta, GA 30363
Century City 15 10250 Santa Monica Blvd #2000 Los Angeles, CA 90067
Arclight Hollywood 15 6360 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Rave Crenshaw Plaza 15 4020 Marlton Avenue Los Angeles CA 90008
New York City
AMC Lincoln Square 13 1998 Broadway New York, NY 10023
Union Square Stadium 14 850 Broadway New York, NY 10003
Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 800 Shoppers Way Largo, MD 20774
Gallery Place Stadium 14 701 7th St NW Washington, DC 20001
Georgetown 14 3111 K St NWWashington, DC 20007
Learn more about the movie at: http://www.dearwhitepeoplemovie.com/