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

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Lionel Higgins
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Samantha White
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Kurt Fletcher
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Colandrea 'Coco' Conners
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Troy Fairbanks
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Sofia Fletcher
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Gabe
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Reggie
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Helmut West
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Dean Fairbanks
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President Fletcher
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George
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Annie (as Katie Gaulke)
Brian James ...
Martin
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Mitch
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Gordon (as Bryan Porter)
Terry Hempleman ...
Professor Bodkin
Naomi Ko ...
Sungmi
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Curls
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Smoothe
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Wild
Casey Millard ...
Box Office Attendant
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Sophomore
Baratunde Thurston ...
Newscaster #1
Craig Stepp ...
Newscaster #2
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Newscaster #3
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Coco's Friend
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Randy Baranczyk ...
Kurt's Attorney (uncredited)
Gregory Bonsignore ...
Sam's Friend (uncredited)
Mark Christine ...
Caterer (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
Shawn Davenport ...
Student (uncredited)
Ross Destiche ...
College Student (uncredited)
Barry Drones ...
Party Goer (uncredited)
Mary Ellis ...
Gala Attendee (uncredited)
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Kurt's Friend (uncredited)
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Newbie (uncredited)
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Caterer (uncredited)
Brady Knutson ...
Flabbergasted Film Student (uncredited)
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Asian Student (uncredited)
Kelly Lavasseur ...
Rich White Girl (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
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Student - Party-Goer (uncredited)
Ben Mark ...
History Student (uncredited)
Kayla Pentico ...
White Face Character (uncredited)
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Party Goer (uncredited)
Dj Quaile ...
Student (uncredited)
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College Student (uncredited)
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Asian Student (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall ...
Professor (uncredited)
July Vang ...
Asian College Student (uncredited)
Liz Wandersee ...
Party Goer (uncredited)
Vee Washington ...
Armstrong Student (uncredited)
Mitchell Williams ...
Police Officer #1 (uncredited)
Teresa Williams ...
White Face Character (uncredited)
Annie Zimbel ...
Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by

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Justin Simien

Written by

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Justin Simien ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Stephanie Allain ... executive producer
Effie Brown ... producer
Mel Jones ... associate producer
Ann Le ... producer
Julia Lebedev ... producer
Leonid Lebedev ... executive producer
Angel Lopez ... producer
Justin Simien ... producer
Lena Waithe ... producer

Music by

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Kathryn Bostic

Cinematography by

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Topher Osborn

Film Editing by

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Phillip J. Bartell

Editorial Department

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Larry Ferguson Jr. ... post production consultant
Samuel w. Gailey ... post-production coordinator
Johnny Griese ... assistant editor
Scott Hatcher ... assistant editor
Élodie Ichter ... digital colorist
Curtis Lindersmith ... digital intermediate editor
Jeremy Stapleton ... software engineer

Casting By

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Kim Coleman

Production Design by

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Bruton Jones

Art Direction by

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Cheri Anderson

Set Decoration by

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Melissa Pritchett

Costume Design by

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Toye Adedipe

Makeup Department

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Robb Kelly ... makeup department head
Kimberly Steward ... assistant makeup artist / key hair stylist
Tray Styles ... makeup and hair assistant

Production Management

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Effie Brown ... unit production manager (as Effie T. Brown)
Nicole Colombie ... unit production manager
Scott Michael Nabat ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Van Hayden ... first assistant director
Jacki O'Brien ... second assistant director
Jorge L. Rivera ... first assistant director: music video
Elaine Wood ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Aaron Afre ... art department assistant
Mike Ascher ... art assistant
Ryan Patrick Bartley ... p.a.: music video (as Ryan Barley)
Clint Bohaty ... leadman
Yuri Elvin ... p.a.: music video
Jahbo Hughes ... props assistant
Pang Maggart ... art department coordinator
Andrew Mueller ... art department assistant
Sabrina Osman ... assistant art director
Joel Sisson ... property master
Nikkolas Smith ... illustrator: One Sheet
Kody Wynne ... graphics designer

Sound Department

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Krysta Biondo ... additional audio
Patrick Cyccone Jr. ... re-recording mixer
Ricky DeLena ... additional audio
Zack Howard ... re-recording mixer
Ashley Jennings ... additional audio
Richard Lightstone ... sound mixer
Donnie Little ... additional audio
Glenn T. Morgan ... supervising sound designer & editor
Ian Morland ... boom operator
Chris Navarro ... ADR mixer / adr mixer
David Parker ... sound mixer
Matt Reale ... additional audio
D. Chris Smith ... sound effects editor
Adrian Sosa ... foley mixer / sound effects editor
Frederick H. Stahly ... dialogue editor
Stella Valente ... foley artist (as Stella Valente Wilkins)
Vee Washington ... re-recording mixer
Ben Wilkins ... sound effects editor

Visual Effects by

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Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals

Stunts

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Justin Dobies ... fight coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Craig Hanson ... best boy electric
Corrin Hodgson ... gaffer
Ryan S. Johnson ... second assistant camera
Steven Kimble ... electrician
Chris Malone ... best boy electric
Lowell A. Meyer ... first assistant camera
Keith Moechnig ... additional dit
Matt Muegge ... grip
Andrew Murphy ... lighting technician
Don Nguyen ... digital imaging technician
Gary Surber ... best boy: grip
Von Thomas ... digital imaging technician: pickup unit
Layton Umpleby ... grip
Jeff Villars ... key grip
Michael Winn ... electric

Casting Department

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Vanessa Toll ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Raslyn Wooten ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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April Garland ... location manager
Brady Knutson ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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The Co-Stars ... composer: additional music
Jessica Harrison ... music editor
Nils Jiptner ... score mixer
Vitaly Shenderovsky ... music assistant
Paul Stewart ... music supervisor
Samantha Storch ... music consultant

Transportation Department

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Michael Arnold ... transportation coordinator (as Michael Hallett-Arnold)
Ryan Smith ... driver

Other crew

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Angela Barrett ... key set production assistant
Laurent Boyé ... international publicist / international publicity
Marcos Davalos ... delivery coordinator
Ashley Greyson ... marketing
Daniel Gusman ... marketing and publicity: international sales
Brandon Lohstreter ... script supervisor
Nat McCormick ... world sales executive
Mary Moga ... assistant production office coordinator
Andrew Mueller ... craft service
Brian O'Shea ... world sales executive
Ciera Payton ... adr: voice
Christian Popham ... production assistant
Irwin M. Rappaport ... distribution counsel
Mitchell Williams ... production assistant
Phylicia Wissa ... adr voice: Voice
Pete Wong ... Production Coordinator PA
Brittny Garrett ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Ned Ehrbar ... special thanks
Bryan Stamp ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines A satire about being a black face in a white place See more »
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Also Known As
  • Querida gente blanca (Spain)
  • Drodzy biali ludzie (Poland)
  • Sevgili Beyaz Irk (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Уважаемые белые люди (Russia)
  • Cara Gente Branca (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $347,959, 17 Oct 2014

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections References The Birth of a Nation (1915). See more »
Soundtracks 45 Drum Break See more »
Crazy Credits The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax. See more »
Quotes Professor Bodkin: ...Might I also remind you that I read your entire fifteen-page unsolicited treatise on why the Gremlins is actually about suburban white fear of black culture.
Sam White: The Gremlins are loud, talk in slang, are addicted to fried chicken and freak out when you get their hair wet.
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