Dear White People (2014)
March 15, 2015 5:28 AM - Subscribe

A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world.
posted by ellieBOA (3 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Fortuitous timing. I contributed to their fundraiser way back when but hadn't gotten around to seeing the film. It's been sitting in my iTunes "purchased" list for months now. I finally fired it up on Saturday... and turned it off thirty minutes in, feeling a little underwhelmed. I think I just wasn't in the mood, but somehow it was failing to feel really both funny and insightful the way the early fundraising trailer felt to me so long ago.
posted by phearlez at 12:39 PM on March 16, 2015

I almost did the same, it lost a bit of momentum but it did pick back up.
posted by ellieBOA at 1:10 PM on March 16, 2015

I had read lukewarm reviews, but I thought it was really accomplished (and looked amazing, given the tiny budget), the acting was great, and there was some fun, chewy scenes in there. Coco and Lionel were my favourite characters.
posted by Gin and Broadband at 12:07 PM on May 24, 2015

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