‘Dear White People’ Goes From YouTube To Sundance! [EXCLUSIVE]

The new era of black movies has finally arrived!!



It’s been an amazing year for the cast and crew of Dear White People. In March, the satire won Indiewire and Tribeca Film Institute’s first-ever Project of the Year award, and last week The Sundance Institute announced that the feature film will compete in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2014 festival.

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This is huge news for the Black film world and young screenwriter Justin Simien, who was able to make his directorial debut after the concept traitor went viral on YouTube and fans donated over $40,000 for the film’s production.

Out of all the projects chosen for the upcoming Sundance festival — 118 to be exact — we are most excited about Dear White People because it tells a story that many of us know so well. It’s about being a Black face in a…

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