As "Dear White People" heads to theaters on Oct. 17, remember: this isn't "The Help," "The Butler," or any of the other films where a white person leads black people in the charge, or one where Tyler Perry wears a dress.

The Justin Simien film was a standout at Sundance this year, highlighting not only modern day race relations, but "Simien's original voice as a screenwriter and a director," as Gregory Ellwood wrote in January, "much closer to early Wes Anderson movie than the pre-fest assumed Spike Lee."

The new trailer certainly gives you a good idea of the wit to expect.

Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Marque Richardson and Dennis Haysbert star.

After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.