Full Trailer for College-Aged Obama Film 'Barry' Starring Devon Terrell
"You a whole different type of brotha - you do realize that, right?" Netflix has unveiled the full trailer for the indie film Barry, telling another story about the early years of President Barack Obama. Barry is about "Barry" Obama during his college years, with an afro and everything, as played by Devon Terrell. Most of it takes place around New York City, as Obama was studying at Columbia University at the time. The cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane, Jason Mitchell and John Benjamin Hickey. From the first teaser trailer, I mentioned that I didn't need to see anything else to be sold. This new trailer shows quite a bit, but I'm still into it - I really want to see this right away. Take a look.
Here's the full official trailer (+ poster) for Vikram Gandhi's Barry, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
A young Barack Obama, known to his friends as “Barry,” arrives in New York City in the fall of 1981 to begin his junior year at Columbia University. In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates. Barry is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later. Barry is directed by filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, of Kumaré previously. The screenplay is by Adam Mansbach. This just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Netflix will release Barry streaming online starting December 16th this fall. Interested in watching this?