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    'Dear White People' Official Poster Brings the Razor Sharp Satire

    The witty new poster was designed by a 29-year-old fan of the movie.

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    On The Rise 2014: 13 Actresses To Watch

    We’re about to hit a real sea-change with the kind of movies Hollywood is making. For years, studio bosses shied away from the idea of making movies with female leads that weren’t weepies or romantic comedies, but last year saw the three of the top-grossing movies — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,...

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    Interview: Tessa Thompson Talks Emotionally Charged Scenes in 'Selma,' Becoming an Indie Poster Child w/'Dear White People,' & More

    It's a busy time for Tessa Thompson, who appears in two much-discussed films being released later this year, Ava DuVernay's sweeping Civil Rights drama, "Selma," and Justin Simien's highly anticipated racial satire "Dear White People."

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    Trailer Watch: Dear White People Tackles the Myth of Post-Racial America

    "It's like Spike Lee and Oprah had sort of a pissed-off baby," says one white student in describing protagonist Sam White (Tessa Thompson).

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    In the Tradition of 'The Help,' 'The Blind Side' & 'The Butler' Comes... the 1st Trailer for 'Dear White People'

    A satire about being a black face in a white face debuts this fall

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    Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson Join Cast Of Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Playing Andrew Young & Diane Nash

    Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson Join Cast Of Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Playing Andrew Young & Diane Nash

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    Sundance Review: ‘Dear White People’ Is A Sharp Satire That Still Cares About Character

    Written and directed by Justin Simien, “Dear White People” pulls off a surprising number of things with startling ability. 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 ...

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    Sundance Review: 'Dear White People' (A Cinematic Answer To The Year Of The "Race-Themed" Film)

    Sundance Review: 'Dear White People' (A Cinematic Answer To The Year Of The "Race-Themed" Film)

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    Watch Marla Gibbs, Tessa Thompson, Jake T. Austin In Trailer For 'Grantham And Rose'

    Watch Marla Gibbs, Tessa Thompson, Jake T. Austin In Trailer For 'Grantham And Rose'

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