By Jake Perlman
October 08, 2014 at 10:59 PM EDT

With Halloween fast approaching, ’tis the season for a good themed party. But based on the red-band trailer for Dear White People, it looks like some people didn’t get the “good” memo.

Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls) stars as Sam White, the fiery DJ of a radio station at a fictional Ivy League college who has a couple of problems with some things in her mostly white student body and uses her radio platform to get the message out. Example – “Dear white people, stop dancing.” But after a group of students decide to throw a controversially themed party in response, racial tensions and riots escalate. Justin Simien makes his feature directorial debut in the breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Warning: The trailer contains some NSFW language, even if you happen to work at a college.

Dear White People opens in theaters Oct. 17, and in addition to Thompson stars Tyler James Williams, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P Bell, Kyle Gallner, Brittany Curran, Marque Richardson and Dennis Haysbert.

 

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