Dear White People
First screened in October 2014
Director: Justin Simien. Cast: Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Brandon P. Bell, Teyonah Parris, Kyle Gallner, Justin Dobies, Marque Richardson, Brittany Curran, Kate Gaulke, Brandon Alter, Dennis Haysbert, Peter Syvertsen, Malcolm Barrett, Brian James, Keith Myers. Screenplay: Justin Simien.

Twitter Capsule: Unlike many comedies, has a worthy, tricky subject. Anarchic to a fault, but stokes debate, lands jokes.

VOR:   Visible, eclectic influences pull film in different directions but also indicate breadth of ambitions. Tackles worrying, pervasive campus trends with humor, sternness, and interesting eccentricity.

Photo © 2014 Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions/Homegrown Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Screenplay

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