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. Written by
Producer Lena Waithe and writer-director Justin Simien met in a scriptwriter's group. Despite the fact that the script was over 200 pages long, Waithe was so impressed with Simien's writing that she told him if he could figure out a way to streamline the script she would produce it, despite having never produced a film before. See more »
When Sam is in the dining hall and chastises Kurt for eating in their dining hall - just before she stands up; she closes her Macbook twice. See more »
It was in fact one of the worst movies I've ever seen. When enemies of the United States see something like this, it confirms their opinions of us -- stupid, prejudiced, drug-using, taking a college education for granted, and completely oblivious to what the world is suffering through right now. I see some of my Vietnamese friends holding down two jobs and going to school in the evening to get engineering degrees, then supporting huge families. This movie, being a spoof or whatever, was just plain terrible. If the director does have talent, he should use it in a positive way, rather than showing drugs, sex, fanatical partying and violence. Please don't waste your money.
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