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Dear White People

Dear White People

Tyler James Williams
Director: Justin Simien Cast: Tyler James Williams
Tyler James Williams
, Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson
, Brandon Bell
Brandon Bell
Justin Simien

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A satirical portrait of race relations in early 21st-century America, writer/director Justin Simien's playfully perceptive feature debut tells the story of a biracial Winchester University student whose controversial radio show sparks a media frenzy of epic proportions. When Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) begins her radio program by declaring that white people will now be required to have two black friends in order to avoid appearing racist (and that drug dealers don't count), she immediately catches the attention of the all-black residential hall that is being forced out of existence due to diversification. Subsequently elected president of the hall, Samantha becomes the subject of a reality show that deals with racial issues. Meanwhile, the Winchester University's all-white student newspaper staff mistakenly assumes that young black outcast Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams) is an expert on black culture, and recruits him to report on the brewing controversy.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2015
UPC: 0031398209546
Original Release: 2014
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 55,146

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes and outtakes; PSA series: "The more you know about black people"; "Racism insurance" parody; "The making of dear white people" featurette; "Get your life" music video by Caught a Ghost; DVRSE app: Black friends when you need them; Leaked: Banned winchester u diversity video; Cast and Director Commentary; Director commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyler James Williams Lionel Higgins
Tessa Thompson Sam White
Brandon Bell Troy Fairbanks
Dennis Haysbert Dean Fairbanks
Teyonah Parris Colandrea "Coco" Conners
Kyle Gallner Kurt Fletcher
Malcolm Barrett Helmut West
Brittany Curran Sofia Fletcher
Marque Richardson Reggie
Brandon Alter George
Peter Syvertsen President Fletcher
Kate Gaulke Annie
Brian James Martin
Keith Myers Mitch
Bryan Porter Gordon
Terry Hempleman Professor Bodkin
Naomi Ko Sungmi
Ashley Blaine Featherson Curls
Jemar Michael Smoothe
Courtney Sauls Wild
Casey Millard Box Office Attendant
Avery Bilz Sophomore
Baratunde Thurston Newscaster #1
Craig Stepp Newscaster #2
Michelle Wong Newscaster #3
Nia Jervier Coco's Friend

Technical Credits
Justin Simien Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Toye Adepipe Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephanie Allain-Bray Executive Producer
Cheri Anderson Art Director
Phillip J. Bartell Editor
Effie Brown Producer
Bruton Jones Production Designer
Ann Le Producer
Leonid Lebedev Executive Producer
Julia Lebedev Producer
Angel Lopez Producer
Topher Osborn Cinematographer
David Parker Sound Mixer
Paul Stewart Musical Direction/Supervision
Lena Waithe Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dear White People
1. Scene 1 [8:49]
2. Scene 2 [:25]
3. Scene 3 [8:36]
4. Scene 4 [4:01]
5. Scene 5 [6:54]
6. Scene 6 [8:52]
7. Scene 7 [5:52]
8. Scene 8 [5:21]
9. Scene 9 [:00]
10. Scene 10 [6:46]
11. Scene 11 [8:04]
12. Scene 12 [5:25]
13. Scene 13 [5:51]
14. Scene 14 [6:48]
15. Scene 15 [6:11]
16. Scene 16 [7:32]
1. "Not To Be Racist, But_"
1. Do Black People Love Fried Chicken?
1. Are Black Men Really "Bigger"?
1. Why Should You Thank Black People Every Summer
1. Why Black People Are Afraid Of "The Man"
1. Why The Best Athletes Are Black
1. The Lie Of Black On Black Crime
1. All Black People Can Sing
1. White People Love Food Stamps, Too!
1. Laqueesha Ain't That Weird a Name

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