R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.
Producer Lena Waithe and writer-director Justin Simien met in a scriptwriter's group. Despite the fact that the script was over 200 pages long, Waithe was so impressed with Simien's writing that she told him if he could figure out a way to streamline the script she would ... ...
Dear white people, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised to two. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.
The flame on the candle in Sam's room on Halloween night is static, revealing that it is fake.
The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax.
$347,959 (USA) (17 October 2014)
$4,404,154 (USA) (25 January 2015)