By the name only, “Dear White People” will generate plenty of controversy and conversation as it marks the directorial debut of Justin Simien in this race relations story.
The satire follows the stories of four very different black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African-American” theme party thrown by white students.
Latino-Review was on the red carpet at the Los Angeles Film Festival to interview the cast and crew before its premiere at the film festival. We managed to speak with Tessa Thompson, Blaine Featherson, Brittany Curran, Justin Dobies, Naomi Ko and Nia Jervier on their roles and their opinion on race relations. In addition, we also talked with director Simien, producers Stephanie Allain and Lena Waithe and costume designer Toye Adedipe.
The film won the Special Jury Prize from the Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival. The movie is scheduled for a theatrical release on October 17.
Check out the interviews below.