“Dear White People”
“Dear White People”
Date: February 19, 2015
American satirical drama that focuses on African American college students at a predominantly white college
The University Union Ballroom
Sacramento State’s The University Union UNIQUE Programs is pleased to announce a FREE film screening of Dear White People on Thursday, February 19, 2015 starting 7:30 pm in The University Union Ballroom. This event is in support of Black History Month.
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. 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 a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”
When Dear White People screened at MOMA’s prestigious New Directors/New Films, The New York Times’ A.O. Scott wrote, “Seeming to draw equal measures of inspiration from Whit Stillman and Spike Lee, but with his own tart, elegant sensibility very much in control, Mr. Simien evokes familiar campus stereotypes only to smash them and rearrange the pieces.”
Dear White People is written, directed and produced by Justin Simien. The film stars Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris, Peeples), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls, Veronica Mars), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, CBGB), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men, They Came Together), Brandon P. Bell (Hollywood Heights), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker), Brittany Curran (Chicago Fire), Marque Richardson (The Newsroom) and Dennis Haysbert (24, Far From Heaven).
All ages permitted. No alcohol sold or permitted at venue.
UNIQUE Programs, Multi-Cultural Center, ASI and The University Union
Free parking after 6:30 pm on the 6th floor of Parking Structure III.
Individuals needing reasonable accommodations must contact us within 5 business days of the event at UNIQUEPrograms@SacStateUNIQUE.com or (916) 278-3928.