Join us as we follow a group of black students as they navigate campus life and politics at a predominantly white college in this sharp and very funny feature film debut. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s ‘Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent’, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE is a sly, provocative satire which rightly earned director Justin Simien a spot on Variety’s annual ’10 Directors to Watch’ list.
The unexpected election of activist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) as head of a traditionally black university residence hall sets up a campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black. While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative radio show ‘Dear White People’, 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 newspaper. Meanwhile, Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams), an Afro-sporting sci-fi geek, is recruited by the otherwise all-white student paper 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 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 fanning an already smouldering 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, Selma), 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).
The New Black Film Collective Presents DEAR WHITE PEOPLE in cinemas across the UK on Friday 10th July 2015
Fancy winning a copy of the soundtrack and a t-shirt for Dear White People? Simply enter using our form below.
The competition will end on Sunday 12th July 2015 and one winner will be selected at random from valid entries.
• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 15 years or older
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• 1 winner will win 1x DWP Soundtrack and 1x DWP t-shirt
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.