As his last days in office unfortunately come to a close, it’s safe to say that President Barack Obama’s legacy has been firmly cemented in the minds and hearts of many. However before he officially surrenders the keys to the White House, he and FLOTUS Michelle may want to have a movie date courtesy of Netflix. The streaming service giant finally released the full trailer for its Obama biopic Barry, which is set to arrive just in time for the holiday season.
After the summer release of the independent film Southside With You that detailed the love story between the President and First Lady, comes a second in-depth look at Obama and this time it shows how an ambitious college student went on to make American political history.
Shadow and Act has further details regarding the film, including the synopsis and official Netflix release date.
The second of 2 (that we know of) young Barack Obama-related films making a splash this year, made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, to favorable reviews, dubbing it a crowd-pleaser, and heralding star Devon Terrell as a talent to watch.
A week after its world premiere, Netflix bought worldwide rights to “Barry,” and has now set a December 16, 2016 release date for the film, on the premiere subscription VOD service.
“Barry’s” official synopsis reads: It’s the Fall of 1981 and a young Barack Obama —known to his friends as “Barry”— arrives as a transfer student at Columbia University. Thrust into Mayor Koch’s racially fraught and crime-ridden New York City, Barry finds himself pulled between various social stratospheres. As he struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships—with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates —glaring issues of inequality force him to confront questions surrounding his own identity. His experiences over that pivotal school year begin to shape his views on race, government, and what it means to be an American.
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Celebrating Barack Obama
1. Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.Source:Photo: AP 1 of 28
2. His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was an American anthropologist, activist and social scientist born in Kansas in 1942. She passed away in 1995. (Photo: AP)2 of 28
3. His father, Barack Obama, Sr. was from Kenya. His parents met while studying at the University of Hawaii and got married on Feb. 2, 1961 and baby Barack was born six months later. (Photo: AP)3 of 28
4. His parents eventually separated and divorced when Barack was two. His father returned to Kenya and his mother married a man from Indonesia. They moved to Indonesia a year later. (Photo: AP)4 of 28
5. At age 10, Barack was sent to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents. His mom and sister soon followed. (Photo: AP)5 of 28
6. Barack attended the esteemed Punahou Academy where he excelled and graduated with academic honors in 1979. (Photo: AP)6 of 28
7. He played basketball on one of the best high school teams in Hawaii. His nickname was "O'Bomber" because of his mad skills. (Photo: AP)7 of 28
8. After high school, Obama studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years. He then transferred to Columbia University in New York, graduating in 1983 with a degree in political science. (Photo: AP)8 of 28
9. Obama moved to Chicago in 1985. There, he worked on the South Side as a community organizer for low-income residents in the Roseland and the Altgeld Gardens communities. (Photo: AP)9 of 28
10. Barack visited relatives in Kenya, which included an emotional visit to the graves of his biological father and paternal grandfather. (Photo: AP)10 of 28
11. Obama returned from Kenya with a sense of renewal, entering Harvard Law School in 1988.11 of 28
12. The next year, he met Michelle Robinson, an associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin. She was assigned to be Obama's adviser during a summer internship at the firm, and not long after, the couple began dating.12 of 28
13. Their first kiss took place outside of a Chicago shopping center—where a plaque featuring a photo of the couple kissing was installed more than two decades later, in August 2012. (Photo: AP)13 of 28
14. In February 1990, Obama was elected the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated from Harvard, magna cum laude, in 1991.14 of 28
15. After law school, Obama returned to Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer, joining the firm of Miner, Barnhill & Galland. He also taught part time at the University of Chicago Law School, first as a lecturer and then as a professor—and helped organize voter registration drives during Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. (Photo: AP)15 of 28
16. On October 3, 1992, he and Michelle were married. They moved to Kenwood, on Chicago's South Side. (Photo: AP)16 of 28
17. Obama's advocacy work led him to run for a seat in the Illinois State Senate. He ran as a Democrat, and won election in 1996. During these years, Obama worked with both Democrats and Republicans to draft legislation on ethics, and expand health care services and early childhood education programs for the poor. (Photo: AP)17 of 28
18. After around six years of marriage, Barack and Michelle welcomed daughter Malia born in 1998 and daughter Sasha born in 2001. (Photo: AP)18 of 28
19. November 2 2004, the Obama family is covered in confetti after Obama delivered his acceptance speech. With his win, Barack Obama became only the third African-American elected to the U.S. Senate since the Reconstruction. (Photo: AP)19 of 28
20. On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama defeated Republican presidential nominee John McCain, 52.9 percent to 45.7 percent, winning election as the 44th president of the United States—and the first African-American to hold this office. (Photo: AP)20 of 28
21. 2008 newly elected President Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago and the Obama family takes stage and waves to all his supporters. (Photo: AP)21 of 28
22. President Barack Obama's inauguration took place on January 20, 2009. President Obama joined by Michelle, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th president of the United States at the U.S.(Photo: AP)22 of 28
23. President Barack Obama and his family and Vice President Joe Biden and his family celebrate their nominations as the confetti falls at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo)23 of 28
24. President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden ran for a second term against Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. (Photo: AP)24 of 28
25. The president rolled to a second term over Romney, winning more than 300 electoral votes. President Obama told supporters "the best is yet to come." (Photo: AP)25 of 28
26. Apparently, our President is holding up rather well by the looks of the two photos, although his hair color is more salt than pepper. (Photo: AP)26 of 28
27. His Official portrait for his second term as President of the United States of America.27 of 28
28. Here is another photo of then and now of our President. (Photo: EURweb)28 of 28