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Dear White People

Directed by: Justin Simien

2014 | USA | 1hr 48min


Friday, February 13, 2015, 7pm


Saturday, February 14, 2015, 3pm


Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7pm

“Welcome to the head-spinning gamesmanship of the Obama era—and to the most elegantly candid comedy of racial tension since Spike Lee burst onto the scene 30 years ago. Justin Simien’s thrillingly sharp-witted comedy of race and identity in the US, is about a group of collegiate characters, black and white, who are living out what seems at first to be a dream of integration and equality. Yet the result of all this enlightened black/white exchange isn’t harmony. It’s a racial roller-coaster in which the conflicts and cultural differences are elevated to a form of power politics. Everyone in the movie is working to outdo everyone else: to be more honestly black or more hipsterishly white, more proudly assimilated or more proudly separate.” Owen Gleiberman, BBC.

Winner at Palm Springs, Sundance, and SF Festivals 2014

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