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20.Oct.2014
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The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college converge after controversy breaks out due to the ill-conceived theme of the campus humor magazine's annual Halloween party. (100 mins.)

The invitation for the party as shown in the trailer is almost verbatim the invitation for a real life party that occurred at the University of California, San Diego, on February 10th, 2010. The synopsis and film take many cues from the UCSD "Compton Cookout," an event run by one African American but attended by UCSD's predominately white and Asian student body. The event itself went fine, but news about it prompted a massive uproar on campus.

The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college converge after controversy breaks out due to the ill-conceived theme of the campus humor magazine's annual Halloween party. (100 mins.)

The invitation for the party as shown in the trailer is almost verbatim the invitation for a real life party that occurred at the University of California, San Diego, on February 10th, 2010. The synopsis and film take many cues from the UCSD "Compton Cookout," an event run by one African American but attended by UCSD's predominately white and Asian student body. The event itself went fine, but news about it prompted a massive uproar on campus.

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With great power comes great comedy. Well, sometimes. Writers have spent the history of film mining the concept of people without any discernible skill sets turned into figures of authority.

Bob Hope / Source

I'm heading into this film imagining that I'll be enlightened to a certain degree and frustrated in new ways, and I'm really enthused to see Simien gets into for his next project.

Jeff Becks / Source
“ I am well-acquainted with writer/director Justin Simien from his film-publicist days, and I love that he's generated discussion about race and identity on a national level and handled the media like a seasoned filmmaker.
Lydia Fairbanks / Souce
“ I am well-acquainted with writer/director Justin Simien from his film-publicist days, and I love that he's generated discussion about race and identity on a national level and handled the media like a seasoned filmmaker.
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