I love this so hard:
The filmmakers need 25K to make this happen. From the “Dear White People” indiegogo fundraising page:
Remember when Black movies didn’t neccesarily star a dude in a fat suit and a wig? Or have major plot twists timed to Gospel numbers for no apparent reason? No? Damn…
Well believe it or not there was a time when “Black Art-House” was a thing. When movies like Do The Right Thing, Hollywood Shuffle, and Boyz In Da Hood were breaking box office records as well as making us laugh, cry, and think in ways movies hadn’t before.
The humble producers of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a satire about being a black face in a white place, long to bring those days back. But we can’t do it without you!
Here’s the deal…we’re looking to raise seed money that will go a tremondously long way in securing the capital we’ll need to produce our million dollar indie feature. With our trailer, script and your help, we believe we can bring this exciting piece of cinema to life! Join us, won’t you?
They’re almost halfway to their goal and it’s only been one day. I suspect they will blow past their goal in a matter of days.
Good for them. I’m totally down to see this film. Actually, I think I’m going to sign up for the $100 perk!
We need more of this and less Medea.
(h/t Colorlines)[x-posted at ABLC]