The Poster for 'Dear White People' Stands Out In a Crowd
Justin Simien's Sundance favorite gets a new look
Justin Simien's movie Dear White People has already received a lot of positive attention, including the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at its Sundance Film Festival premiere. The satirical film centers around four African-American students attending an Ivy League college, where racial tensions escalate after white students throw a party themed around racial stereotypes.
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have released a new poster for the film via Vulture and it does not disappoint. It was designed by Nikkolas Smith, a 29-year-old architect working for Disney Imagineering, after he watched the movie at the Los Angeles Film Festival. "As a young black male who grew up in suburban Houston," Smith tells Vulture, "the film is the movie I wish I had with me at all times to show to every person that threw stereotypes my way."
Smith designed the poster and sent it to Simien, who liked it so much he decided to use it for the film. The movie hits theaters on Oct. 17.