dear white people

*The Sundance Film Festival announced its competition lineups for its 30th edition in January, and among the selections in competition is writer/director Justin Simien’s “Dear White People.”

The film stars Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris and Brandon Bell as four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African-American” themed party thrown by white students.

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With a tongue-and-cheek tone, the film “explores racial identity in post-racial America while weaving a story about forging one’s unique path in the world,” according to festival organizers.

Watch the trailer below. (The Sundance Film Festival will run from Jan. 16-26 in Park City, Utah.)