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*Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have jointly acquired writer-director Justin Simien‘s debut feature “Dear White People,” which won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance in January.

As previously reported, the film takes a satirical look at racial politics among the student body at a fictional Ivy League school where four students navigate issues of black militancy, post-racism, and the commodification of black culture on campus.

Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris”), Tessa Thompson (“Veronica Mars”), Teyonah Parris (“Mad Men”), and Brandon P. Bell (“Hollywood Heights”) star.

Ahead of a planned fall 2014 release, “Dear White People” is set to screen at this weekend’s New Directors/New Films in New York (a co-presentation of The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center).