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Netflix Film ‘Barry’ Focuses on Barack Obama’s College Years in New York City

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We’re just months away from seeing the Obama family say farewell after 8 years. A new film set to be released on Netflix will focus on Barack Obama’s college years in New York City.

The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September (2016), has received rave reviews from critics that applaud its authenticity and entertaining elements.

According to Netflix, Barry will explore “a pivotal year in the life of the future 44th President of the United States, during which he developed the foundations for his views on race, government, and what it means to be American.”

Young Obama will be played by Devon Terrell and gives a deeper look into the journey of him trying to figure out his place in the world. The trailer shows a scene with him telling a colleague, “I fit in nowhere.”

He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a white mother from Kansas and a Kenyan father. While attending Columbia University, he experiences what its like to be a black student at a predominantly white school and how his multicultural background creates even more isolation.

This is not the only film about Obama’s life. In August (2016), Southside With You detailed his first date with Michelle Obama in Chicago.

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Films like Barry and Southside with You and Barry will play a huge part in how Obama and his family are remembered, long after his 8 year presidency.

 

Check out the trailer below:

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