Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, "Dear White People" is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The comedy - picking up where the acclaimed 2014 film left off - follows a group of college students of color as they navigate a landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness and activism in the millennial age. Through an absurdist lens, "Dear White People" uses biting irony, self-deprecation and brutal honesty to hold up a mirror to the issues plaguing society today.
The screening will be followed by an extended Q&A moderated by Chris Ryan with Justin Simien, Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Marque Richardson, Yvette Lee Bowser, Stephanie Allain and Julia Lebedev.
Justin Simien burst onto the scene in 2014 as the writer/director of the critically-acclaimed film, "Dear White People," which earned him the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance and the Independent Spirit Award's "Best First Screenplay" honor. Helmed by Simien, Dear White People, the series, launches in 2017 on Netflix.