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Director Justin Simien Explains Why His Movie Is Called 'Dear White People'

"We can talk about the myth of reverse racism all day, but I think ultimately I’m a black filmmaker making an independent black film. If I called my movie, Ruminations On Race, or whatever, nobody would care who I am, or what I have to say or what I’m doing. So yeah, you have to get butts in seats."

- Writer, producer, and director of Dear White People Justin Simien explains the title of his film — which won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance and will be released in theaters this October — after a screening last weekend.

Here's the Official Trailer for Justin Simien's 'Dear White People'

After making waves at Sundance, getting funded through Indiegogo, and releasing a teaser trailer last month, filmmaker newcomer Justin Simien's Dear White People dropped its first official trailer yesterday. Not only does the trailer make Dear White People look even more promising than before, but it features 100% more Dennis Haysbert AKA the Allstate Insurance guy.

Here's a Look at Justin Simien's College Satire 'Dear White People'

Here's the concept trailer for Dear White People, a satirical film by newcomer Justin Simien that's been making waves since winning the Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance. This trailer was made prior to Simien's successful Indiegogo run back in 2012 to turn it into a full movie, and Variety reports that Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired rights to do a bigger US release in the near future. "Films with predominantly white casts can come in any form, tell any story, big or small," Simien explained to Variety back in December when his film still didn't have a studio attached. "For black films, you have [...]