On Fri, Oct 24, after the 7:55pm screening of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a discussion will be held with director Justin Simien (via Skype). Moderated by Jonathan Waters, senior lecturer, Vanderbilt University’s cinema and media arts program. Visit www.belcourt.org to purchase tickets.
A satire about being a black face in a white place. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in this witty and whip-smart satire about black militancy,
fantasies, and the commodification of blackness in the age of Obama. Nothing is black and white in this playful portrait of race in contemporary America.