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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 & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lionel Higgins
... Samantha White
... Kurt Fletcher
... Colandrea 'Coco' Conners
... Troy Fairbanks
... Sofia Fletcher
... Gabe
... Reggie
... Helmut West
... Dean Fairbanks
... President Fletcher
... George
... Annie (as Katie Gaulke)
Brian James ... Martin
... Mitch
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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 | Romance

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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$347,959, 17 October 2014, Limited Release

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$4,404,154, 25 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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The flame on the candle in Sam's room on Halloween night is static, revealing that it is fake. See more »

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Sam White: Dear white people, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised to two. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.
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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 »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Performed by The Co-Stars
Written by Neely Dinkins Jr. (as Neely Dinkins)
Vita Colapietro Courtesy of Atom Factory Music Licensing
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Is it about the student politics or racism?
14 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Actually, I don't understand this film, I mean the story, what it intended to tell us. Maybe it's for Americans only. I thought it could be some underrated cool comedy, but what I just saw was definitely not expected. I kind of felt it was a student politics and if it stayed like that way I would have had no problem. But they said it is a comedy and I did not get any, in between it became a racism thing. I never understood this American racism, why they're making it so complicated. Especially the condition of the US is not looking good right now and this film pours a more oil to it. I'm neither white nor black or an American, and sorry I did not find it a good film. Even more, I don't get, how a television series is getting ready to follow-up it. So no offense for those who liked it, seems I'm in a wrong place. I just rated and reviewed what I felt it deserves, other than that I'm not against the film. I'm out of here!

3/10


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