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
The invitation for the party as shown in the trailer is almost verbatim the invitation for a real life party that occurred at the University of California, San Diego, on February 10th, 2010. The synopsis and film take many cues from the UCSD "Compton Cookout," an event run by one African American but attended by UCSD's predominately white and Asian student body. The event itself went fine, but news about it prompted a massive uproar on campus. 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 »
Someone once told me that Winchester was like jazz. Now I don't know much about jazz, but from what I can tell, when your solo is up, you better blow.
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The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax. See more »
There are plenty of other black films out there that really entertain and sometimes make a point about race perceptions and relations. (see last paragraph)
The filmmakers scripted a real life situation, A racial Halloween Party in Texas...how boring can you get. Whites in black face... zzzzz..huh, oh I fell asleep. Why make a movie about one incidence of jerky white guys.
Then the movie turns into a black Dinner with White People where people chat on and on.
If you are into b/w dialogue just listen to the audio. Nothing to see here except a few very hot sorority girls. The filmmakers must have said, 'let's bring in comments on 'the weave'. Sorry Chris Rock did an entire documentary and it was great.
Was Dear White People a class project? What was the point. "Hey some fraternity dudes can be assholes." Big surprise.
Rent Hollywood Shuffle by Robert Townsend and then check out the reset of his film. He is good.
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