Just when you thought you were woke, think again, you probably could use some more ‘waking’ up to do. Oh, and if you’re one of those people that finds the title offensive chances are you’re one of the very people who should be watching this show in the first place. With nearly a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score and praise from the New York Times, Dear White People is a show to be reckoned with and it’s back for a third season.
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IFP Gotham Awards 2017: ‘Strong Island,’ ‘Dear White People,’ & ‘Whose Streets?’
Check out some of our interviews from the red carpet at the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards presented by Fiji Water, The New York Times, Landmark Vineyards and Lindt Chocolate at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday evening.
Exclusive: Justin Simien, Brandon P. Bell, Logan Browning Talk ‘Dear White People’ [Video]
We got a chance to interview the creator of Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’, Justin Simien, along side stars Brandon P. Bell and Logan Browning.
If there was a slogan for the millennial generation, I believe it would go a little something along the lines of, “Speak Your Own Truth”.
Fifteen years after Spike Lee released Bamboozled, BAMcinematek will preset a nine-film reflection on his satire, running from October 28 to November 3. The films featured inspired Lee to make the film, as well movies that Lee himself inspired afterwards.
While it was originally met with controversy when it was released in 2000, BAM feels that now is an important time to show the film again to see how the image of African Americans in film and media has changed. The film starred Damon Wayans as Pierre Delacroix, a television executive down on his luck. He decides to pitch what he believes to be the worst television idea ever in the hopes that he will get fired, only to see the studio greenlight his idea and the show become a hit.
The reflection series will feature documentaries that offer views on how race is portrayed onscreen, and all of the films provide noteworthy opinions to the state of race affairs today. The films in the reflection series include: Ethnic Notions (1986), Color Adjustment (1992), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Network (1976), Dear White People (2014), Livin’ Large (1991), Free, White and 21 (1982), and Illusions (1982).
The series is curated by Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled author Ashley Clark.