The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Dear White People


Directed by: Justin Simien


2014 | USA | 1hr 48min



Screening

Friday, February 13, 2015, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 3pm

Screening

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7pm



“Welcome to the head-spinning gamesmanship of the Obama era—and to the most elegantly candid comedy of racial tension since Spike Lee burst onto the scene 30 years ago. Justin Simien’s thrillingly sharp-witted comedy of race and identity in the US, is about a group of collegiate characters, black and white, who are living out what seems at first to be a dream of integration and equality. Yet the result of all this enlightened black/white exchange isn’t harmony. It’s a racial roller-coaster in which the conflicts and cultural differences are elevated to a form of power politics. Everyone in the movie is working to outdo everyone else: to be more honestly black or more hipsterishly white, more proudly assimilated or more proudly separate.” Owen Gleiberman, BBC.


Winner at Palm Springs, Sundance, and SF Festivals 2014