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Dear White People (2014)

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The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

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14 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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President Fletcher
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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 Anonymous

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A satire about being a black face in a white place

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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4 December 2014 (Brazil)  »

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Cara Gente Branca  »

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$347,959 (USA) (17 October 2014)

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$4,404,154 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

President Fletcher: [Upon hearing Sam's radio show] Free speech my ass.
Dean Fairbanks: Stalin quotes for $200, please?
President Fletcher: Are you joking about this?
Dean Fairbanks: Oh, I'm sorry. Was I supposed to take "free speech my ass" as a legitimate suggestion?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax. See more »

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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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Touch of Ivory
Composed by Marian McPartland
Courtesy of KPM APM
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Hated It!
10 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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