To quote our brand, spankin’ new FALL/WINTER FILM GUIDE (which, btw, you should read in its entirety) :
Dear White People (October 17) – Recognized and supported by Indiewire, Tribeca, Sundance, Variety, and Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions, Dear White People was originally a pet project of writer/director Justin Simien, who used crowdsourcing to keep the project largely independent. Its early success both critically and financially should come as a relief as American cinema has been burdened with harmful black stereotypes. Dear White People’s independent financing will allow the film to address these tropes without reservations. The trailers and promotional “PSAs” to support the release of the film acknowledge microaggressions and the current forms that racism occupies today. The trailer takes an active role in addressing the audience by the narrative form: A young black woman announces on her radio show ways that white people could be better allies. The title of the film itself alerts the majority population that we are doing something wrong. That a message is being sent out, and that we should listen. And the film operates as a satire, which is for the best, so we can all laugh our way out of ignorance. -Dominique O’Neill
The movie doesn’t open for WEEKS but you get a chance to go to this awesome preview screening:
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
- 7:00 PM (Sharp)
- Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Following the screening is a discussion with the film¹s director, Justin Simien, and NMAAHC film and photography curator Dr. Rhea Combs, Ph.D. Simien was the winner of the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the Sundance Festival, 2014.
TO ENTER TO WIN – let us know which film this FALL/WINTER you’re most excited to see and why. THANK YOU AND GODSPEED.