The Sundance Film Festival is underway and making its debut as a first film by a new director, Justin Simien, is the film Dear White People. James Rocchi of “The Playlist” wrote an interesting article describing the film and saying of it, “It’s an American film that talks about race with strong feeling, common sense and good humor; it’s an indie screenwriting-directing debut as polished as it is provocative; it’s a satire that also lets its characters be people; it’s a showcase of clever craft and direction as well as whip-smart comedic writing brought to life by a dedicated, charismatic cast that also conveys real ideas and emotion.” Critics of the same film have dubbed it black supremacist, bigoted, and divisive. Hmmm. . . . Either way, it’s exciting to see work that has intimations of the likes of Spike Lee and John Singleton making its way into this generation of film. Based on the buzz alone, it seems to be a must see. Looking forward to checking it out and discovering if its all that it seems to be.
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