Netflix presents biopic on a young Barack Obama

Dev T. Smith

 // Oct 24, 2016

Barack Obama is one of the most personable presidents our country has ever seen. Whether or not you agree with his policies, you must admit that he's captured the hearts of many Americans. He's a dedicated father and a loving husband who exemplifies the everyday citizen that worked his way up to the top of the chain. While he's appeared to be an open book, his years as a young student at Columbia University are cloaked in their fair share of mystery.

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Lucky for us, Netflix is stepping up the plate with an original film that will premiere Dec. 16 across all Netflix territories. It follows a young Obama (played by Devon Terrell), known to his friends as Barry, as he arrives in New York City in the fall of 1981 to begin his junior year at Columbia University. He 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.

Check out the trailer for Barry below and get ready for Dec. 16!

Barry | Teaser | Netflix
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