Previously at the ICA - Films
10 Jul 2015 – 17 Jul 2015
"A nonstop parade of barbed epigrams, cuttingly literate social observations and lines that zing with brutal hilarity" BBC
Winner of a 2014 Sundance Special Jury Award, this slyly satirical film follows a group of African-American students at a predominantly white college.
Campus shock-jock Samantha White is elected head of a traditionally black hall of residence; Troy Fairbanks applies to join the staff of Pastiche, the college’s influential humour magazine; Lionel Higgins is recruited by the otherwise all-white student newspaper to go undercover and write about black culture; and Coco Conners tries to use the controversy to carve out a career in reality TV.
But no one is prepared for Pastiche's ill-conceived Halloween party, with its ‘unleash your inner Negro’ theme throwing oil on an already smouldering fire of resentment and misunderstanding. When the party descends into mayhem, everyone must choose a side.
Dear White People, dir. Justin Simien, Adriana Serrano, USA 2014, 104 mins.