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#CHICKflicks ‘Dear White People’ an October MUST-SEE!!!

#CHICKflicks ‘Dear White People’ an October MUST-SEE!!!

by October 24, 2014
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There is much to be said about a movie that stirs laughter, thought and more importantly a lingering effect of realism that intrigues and haunts you days later. “Dear White People” is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama with a slight nuance to Spike Lee’s School Daze via 2014.

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”), Teyonah Parris (“Mad Men,” They Came Together), Brandon P. Bell (“Hollywood Heights”), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street, CBGB), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker), Brittany Curran (“Chicago Fire”), Marque Richardson (“The Newsroom”) and Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Far From Heaven).

The Sundance Festival Special Jury Winning film follows a group African-American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny way giving you a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.

In a one on one with Marque Richardson who plays Reggie who is described by Richardson as modern-day Malcolm X militant agreed with the spoonful of sugar theory. “With comedy you can spoon feed people to make it easier for them to take the message in versus a movie like ’12 Years a Slave’. Although it may be historic to our generation, it could be hard relate to because we aren’t currently slaves, but the effect of modern-day racism is very real to us.”

Richardson agreed that the movie was a drama with comedy aspects creating a dramedy while driving home the core messages of race and self-acceptance.

Having family roots in Detroit made this visit even more special to Richardson. “I am so excited to see my family at the screening tonight, although I grew up in California my Dad grew up in Detroit on I-94 and Chalmers.”

Real life race, gender and family issues that millennials and generation x are dealing with under the pressure to be politically correct in a modern society are brought to light on every angle. From Samantha White’s (Tessa Thompson) black-only stance while hiding her own secrets and the pressure of Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P Bell) trying to live up to his father Dean Fairbanks (Dennis Haysbert) inner racial pariahs to the misfit gay loner wanting to belong Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams).

Bold, Creative, Funny, Thought-Provoking all describe this film but the best thing about Dear White People is that it starts a very relevant conversation. Go. Watch It. Start Talking.

5StarExcellent

5 out of 5 stars: EXCELLENT

 

Dear White People Opens In Detroit on Oct. 24th

Visit: www.dearwhitepeoplemovie.com

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