"Dear White People"
A satire about race, identity, and the American experience, writer/director Justin Simien’s Dear White People focuses on the uneasy relationship that exists between the black and white student populations of the fictional Ivy League college Winchester University. The cast includes Tessa Thompson as Sam White, a DJ whose show “Dear White People” is divisive among both black and white students; Tyler James Williams as Lionel Higgins, a student newspaper reporter struggling with his sexuality and accusations that he’s “not black enough”; Teyonah Parris as Coco Conners, a blogger desperate to land a role on a reality show to be filmed at Winchester; and Brandon P. Bell as Troy, a student president candidate who lacks the drive and ambition of his father, Winchester’s Dean Fairbanks (Dennis Haysbert). Dear White People, which marks the directorial debut of Houston native Justin Simie, opened Oct. 24 in Austin.
Aired: Oct. 30, 2014
Web sites: http://www.DearWhitePeopleMovie.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/DearWhitePeople