Dear White People

Dear White People

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.

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Comedy
Screening Section: Episodic
Screening Category: Series
Country: United States
Runtime: 62 mins

Justin Simien

Director Bio

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.

Credits

Showrunner:  Justin Simien, Yvette Lee Bowser
Director:  Justin Simien
Executive Producer:  Justin Simien, Yvette Lee Bowser, Stephanie Allain, Julia Lebedev
Screenwriter: Justin Simien
Principal Cast: Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Marque Richardson

Contact

Distributor 
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