Meet "Dear White People" Director Justin Simien

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Dear White People. With a title like this, the movie has got to be interesting! The passion project of director and writer Justin Simien, the movie explores the plight of black students at an Ivy League college and the controversy that arises over racial insensitivity caused by blackface. Simien and DWP actress, Tessa Thompson, sat down with Huff Post Live to talk about the film: 

DWP has cleaned up at the film festivals this year - winner of the Special Jury Award for ‘Breakthrough Talent” at Sundance and winner of the "Audience Award" at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The movie hits select theaters this Friday - October 17!