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Young Barack Obama strolls through New York in first Barry teaser

Barry—the movie about a young Barack Obama that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year—has gotten its first teaser from Netflix. In this very brief look, we see the future president (played by newcomer Devon Terrell) walking through New York. Until the final moments, the footage comprises shots where only the back of his head is visible. As the accompanying text implies, the film follows pre-politician Obama when he was a new student at Columbia and going by Barry.

At TIFF, director Vikram Gandhi talked with The A.V. Club about “Obama nostalgia,” explaining: “There’s a feeling of, this is a decent human, like a good person being before being a great person.” The movie will be available to watch before the man in question leaves office. It will begin streaming December 16.


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